Meet the new Plastia Bokashi composter

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The European designer Plastia Bokashi composter is finally available to the OZ market now and we are proud to introduce you to this wonderful product, as well as the magic of Bokashi composting.

What is Bokashi composting?

Bokashi composter is an indoor bin designed for the processing of organic household waste, which uses a special group of EM (Effective microorganisms) to assist with the decomposition of food waste. It’s an anaerobic composting method.

Bokashi composting transforms your food waste into a fermented liquid and fermented mixture. While the liquid can be used as a fertilizer and household cleaning, the mixture can be buried in the garden to further break down and enriches the soil, or added to your outdoor composting bin as an accelerator.

Why should you try Bokashi?

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– You only have limited indoor space but still want to reduce food waste going to landfill
– You are already composting some of your household organic waste, and want to go ahead to eliminate all kitchen scraps including things like meat, citrus and leftover cooked food (that other composting systems won’t take).
– It’s a more economical way of composting — less cost to set up and less time to maintain
– Odour-free, so you can use it indoor. Make sure you keep the lid shut as it’s an anaerobic process.

How to use a Bokashi composter?

– To start with, all you need is a good Bokashi composter and some EM, either in a liquid form or as a bag of inoculated bran.

– Make sure the tap at the bottom isn’t leaking by adding some water to test.
– Put the mesh in the bottom and put a layer of viscose filter (provided) on top— this prevents small food particles to get into the liquid reservoir at the bottom.

– You can now start filling your bokashi bin! Every time you add one layer (2cm) of food scraps, spray or sprinkle some EM

– Press the food down with the compressor

– You will start to get some fermented liquid usually after 2 weeks, drain it from the bottom of the bin as often as possible (usually every 3-5 days).

– When the bin is full, mark the date and let the content inside continue to ferment.
– After 2-3 weeks of further fermentation, the fermented material can be buried in the garden to improve the soil, which takes 4-6 weeks to fully break down. Or it can be added to a compost bin, which will act as an accelerator.
– Wash the bin with warm water and you can start filling it again. Ideally, you will have 2 bokashi composter to rotate so you can always be composting.

What is special about Plastia Bokashi composter?

– Simple, compact, stylish design
– Special compressor the same size of the bin width helps creating the idea anaerobic condition for fermenting
– Built-in liquid collection container and you can just press and release the liquid easily without making a mess
– Made from recycled material
… you can just feel the different quality!

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