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Composting is more than just a buzzword

It is a sustainability act for reducing waste and climate change footprint.

A life source for plants

Composting is the process of decomposing organic waste so that it can be reused as fertilizer for the soil. Compost is a powerful resource for soil and is essential to organic and sustainable food production. When added to your garden beds, the compost increases fertility, adds both micro and macronutrients into the soils to nourish the plants. Compost also buffers pH to maintain the health of your plants by breaking down toxins in the soils and improves its structure. Returning organic waste to the soil will rebalance the nutrient cycle.

Slows climate change

Composting is far more than just free fertilizer for the garden. Composting organic matters like food waste reduces the burden on landfills and removes up to 50% of your household waste. When organic matter like food waste goes to the landfill, it ends up decomposition without oxygen. This process creates methane, a greenhouse gas 20-35 times more potent than carbon dioxide at warming our planet.

How to start?

Getting started is simple. Find a compost bin that fits your living space. It can be a stylish benchtop bin if you live in a compact apartment, or a vertical bin next to your regular bin. Add Bokashi into your compost bin to help with the food waste breakdown process. Bokashi is an enzyme made from barley, wheat or rice mixture that is fermented with natural beneficial microbes, mineral, salt & sugar to help break down your food waste through a fermentation process.

If you have a garden, you can empty the food waste into your garden compost bin or worm farm every night. If you have garden space to house a bigger compost bin, you can choose a floor outdoor bin or a tumbler bin which you can turn the compost easily to speed up the process.

What can you compost?

Any living things containing all-natural components can be decomposed and broken down:

Fruit & Vegetable scraps

Egg Shells

Coffee grounds & Filters

Tea Leaves & Tea Bags if made by natural materials

Leftover Rice, pasta, bread

Nut Shells (not walnut shells)


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Dead leaves, flowers

We recommend not to put fish & meat scraps for smell & odour reasons, citrus peel & onion that can kill worms and microorganisms, walnut shells that contain a chemical called juglone, which can have a toxic effect on some vegetables and landscape plants.

Composting does not cost more than a compost bin and mindful disposal of food waste. Start reducing your household climate change footprint for our next generations.

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