Australia’s community and environment forum zoom in on some scary stats and remind us that, yes, we need to reuse and recycle, but one of the best ways to live a low-impact lifestyle is not to produce the waste in the first place. This is where composting comes in. If we can channel food waste away from the rubbish bin and into the bokashi or compost bin, collectively we’ll have a hugely positive impact on the amount of methane generated at landfill. Methane has a global warming potential of 21 times that of carbon dioxide.
This post describes the science in layman’s terms and invites readers to comment on their favourite way to recycle food waste. Of course, I added my two-pennies worth about the merits of bokashi composting! So, by composting our own food waste in a compost heap or bin, the carbon dioxide generated is far less harmful to the environment than the methane generated from that same waste going to landfill – it’s a no-brainer mate!