Kitchen Waste Composting : Just a click away

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In our super busy life loaded with work and number of chores, we totally overlook the environment and how our actions impact it in a certain way. Just to keep a check on things which we can control, kitchen waste composting becomes a solution to the increasing waste problem generated at individual and institutional level. In my previous wlogs, I mentioned about DIY composting at home for kitchen waste (wlog3) and gave few alternates to earthen pots (wlog2).

Why Earthen Pots are used for Composting?

With numerous of microscopic holes earthen pots ensures adequate aeration inside. Hence there is no emission of foul smell, making it the easiest, cheapest, safest and efficient way of composting your kitchen discards.

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But, what If there is no earthen pot nearby? Follow #wlog2 and #wlog3 to check how to use plastic containers for home composting. Availability and modifying of composting container should not weaken your decision to start composting. As choices are not limited for humans, this wlog explores more about available options in Indian market for home composting.

Let’s get you to shop online. Yes, composters are available online just like your favorite dresses on Myntra or any other grocery items on amazon.

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Sit back in your couch, open your apps, search composters and here you go with list of composting units available in India. But, so many options again and I am sure it will be confusing just like how to pick up a black dress or white shirt from hundreds of options. Let’s talk about the features of few of the effective home composting units available online:

TRUST BIN

The kitchen waste is added in the bin and compost maker/remix powder is spread over the layers. Once the bin is full, it takes 15 days to ferment the waste. After that, shift the fermented waste into another container for curing. After 15 days, the compost is ready to be used. Check out this in a 2 minute video

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Benefits: It can be kept indoors. No foul smell. It does not attract flies or insects. Leachate won’t ooze out and can be collected only after opening the tap.

Capacity: With daily waste up to 500 grams. It will take a month to fill up.

Price Point: Rs 1,720

Availability : Amazon

Suitable for: Household not having garden waste and outdoor spaces, Elderly people and who are not looking forward to turn the waste pile regularly,

Convenience of setup: The package comprises of 2 Compost Bin ( 14 liters), 2 Filters - so that leachate percolates at the bottom of the bin , 2 Compost maker packets of 500 grams, Instruction manual.

Similar Products: Thrivearth Eco bin, CompoWiz etc are all plastic composters

STONESOUP

It is one of the simplest methods of composting. It doesn’t require any mixing, turning or shifting. Every day add kitchen waste to the bin and sprinkle compost maker block powder. That's it. Can take vegetable/fruit peels, leftover food, eggs, non-veg, pooja flowers, garden waste and all other forms of organic waste. No Smell, No flies. Check out this in a 2 minute video

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Stonesoup has a community composter ‘Aaditi’ available in different sizes up to capacity of 1100 litres.

Benefits: It can be kept indoors. No foul smell. It does not attract flies or insects. No Leachate

Capacity: 20 litre. It will take a month to fill up.

Price Point: Rs 999

Availability: Stonesoup, Amazon

Suitable for: Household not having garden waste and outdoor spaces, apartments and flats, space constraints, Elderly people and who are not looking forward to turn the waste pile regularly

Convenience of setup: The package comprises of 1 Compost Bin ( 20 litres), 1 Compost maker brick of 900 grams, Instruction manual.

Requirement: At least 2 units required. Once one unit is completely filled, it has to be kept aside for 4 weeks.

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