Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know the problem of food waste and properly managing organic waste is one of the leading environmental and economical issues. With that in mind, it’s great to see that many companies and organizations from various cities all across the globe are taking the initiative to inform and present tangible solutions. And, as the title suggests, we’ll focus on Moldova herein. In the capital of this Eastern European country, the TV show “Acasă” and the “Green Pack Moldova” company are well aware of the problem of food waste. Hence, they came up with various ideas on how to educate people about the most tangible solution regarding this topic - bokashi composting.
Initiatives to solve the problem of food waste in Moldova
Both “Acasă” and “Green Pack Moldova” have been performing neat demonstrations of how to use bokashi composting bins. As a TV show, “Acasă” was showing people how to properly collect and process organic waste with Bokashi Organko composters on cameras. On the other hand, “Green Pack Moldova” organized various workshops where they got adults and kids involved in this solution to the problem of food waste. As such, we salute these Moldova-based groups of advancing people for doing their part. After all, continuous education is what we need to make the world a more sustainable place. And, luckily certain new European laws also nudge the people towards doing the right thing.
New laws will help solve the problem of food waste
For instance, in 2023 a new law will come into place that will demand EU countries to separately collect organic waste. Moreover, this law will also prohibit organic waste disposal in landfills and the burning of organic waste. Hence, this will be a great step forward when it comes to properly handling organic waste. With that in mind, let us ask you the following: How are you managing your kitchen waste?
If you’re already due diligently using the bokashi method, then you are ready to take things to the next level by onboarding others to do the same and thus help close the #bokashiloop. However, if you are not yet properly handling your kitchen waste, make sure to learn how to do that below.
Solve the problem of food waste in your kitchen
Before we focus on what we believe is the ultimate solution to the problem of food waste, it’s important to point out that we must all primarily reduce all types of waste, especially food waste. That means we need to be mindful of our grocery shopping habits, our food storage methods, and how we organize our meals. However, it is safe to say that as long as we focus on eating healthy foods that are plant-based, it’s basically impossible to prepare a meal without producing some organic waste.
As such, it is important to handle that waste properly. And, this is where the bokashi composting method makes a world of difference. After all, this ancient fermentation process enables us to reduce the volume of kitchen waste by 25 %. Moreover, it also enables us to start converting organic waste into new resources in the comfort of our homes.
However, to solve the problem of food waste in a user-friendly manner and efficiently, you need a reliable, high-quality bokashi container. These containers must be airtight and must offer a way to practically collect bokashi juice (fermentation liquid). Luckily, there are many reputable options at your disposal, with the Bokashi Organko fleet leading the way.
So, getting a proper indoor composter is the second step (reducing your waste first) to solving the problem of food waste. With this tool, you can start properly collecting your kitchen waste. This means that you will daily add your batch of organic waste into this bin and then sprinkle it with bokashi bran. You will repeat the process until the bin is full. Moreover, you will also want to remove bokashi juice every 2-3 days. Once the bin is full, you would ideally let it sit for 14 days and thus produce a quality pre-compost mass.
Mastering Bokashi Composting
Above we’ve covered the gist of bokashi composting. However, if you want to take on this environmentally-friendly kitchen-waste-handling method with maximum confidence, we encourage you to enroll in our free Bokashi Academy. There, you’ll get to learn the ins and outs of all three stages of bokashi composting - the collect, process, and use phases. Then, make sure to put the theory into practice and thus help save the problem of food waste.
The main takeaway of today’s article is that whether we live in Moldova, the UK, Slovenia, or anywhere else in the world, we all need to deal with organic waste. It is a part of life. But luckily, there is also a universal solution - bokashi composting - that we can all deploy, no matter where we live, to eliminate the problem of food waste.