Reduce Your Food Print with Food Waste Recycling
The term 'carbon footprint' is thought to come from the term ‘ecological footprint’ coined by Professor William Rees in a 1992 paper published in the journal, Environment and Urbanisation. Professor Rees describes the relationship between what we take and use from the environment versus its ability to continue to provide those resources. There are no prizes then, for guessing where your ‘foodprint’ comes from. However, the key distinction with your food print is that you can personally balance what you consume in terms of food with what you can give back using natural technology with food waste recycling.
There are many ways we can personally be involved with food waste recycling at home.
Food Waste Disposal with a Clean Conscience
Many good hearted people are completely unaware of how damaging current food waste disposal methods are to the environment. It is genuinely distressing to consider how our planet is being damaged. Nature always knows best and we can work along with it using better food waste disposal methods that are in harmony with nature rather than in competition with it. Using simple methods and products we can safely and ethically manage our food waste disposal with a clean conscience. Below is an example.
A Garden Compost Bin Can Make a Big Difference to the Environment
It may only be one garden compost bin but if everyone was using one it would lead to significant reductions in waste at landfill sites. A garden compost bin is easy to use. A well-designed garden compost bin encourages the movement of air flow which stimulates the growth of useful micro-organisms that are at the heart of the digestive process that breaks down the waste food and other organic matter. These bacteria require oxygen just like you and I and this ensures they remain healthy and get on with their job.
What is a Hot Composter?
Thinking about how the human body works can help us to understand how and why composts get hot. As we consume food and break it down to release chemicals for our body. This heat warms us as well as waste products such as carbon dioxide. Something similar happens within the compost. Micro-organisms break the organic products down releasing heat and gases such as carbon dioxide and methane. These micro-organisms, like us, prefer to operate at certain temperatures that aid the biochemical process. If the temperature drops the chemical reactions within the compost can slow down. A hot composter is specifically designed to stimulate higher temperatures within the compost to increase the speed of decay. When a hot composter is not being used it is still possible to stimulate the composting process using accelerators.