How to recycle organic waste?
You want to compost but you don't know which type of composting is the most adapted to your needs? Don't panic, we've decided to explain some of the different ways to recycle your organic waste so that you can see more clearly! First we will talk about the outdoor composter, then we will look at the dehydrator and finally we will finish with the Greenzy indoor composter.
First of all, what is composting? Composting is a process where organic waste is transformed into compost by the presence of micro-organisms.
What to put as waste?
Basically, any organic material can be put into any type of compost. You can put fruit and vegetable peelings, eggshells, paper towels and tissues (without inks and perfumes), leftover food such as pasta, rice, etc. On the other hand, bones, shells, cores, dairy products, florists' flowers (containing chemicals) and synthetic materials should be avoided. Meat is also a carrier of disease!
The outdoor composter
We will now analyse the outdoor composter. For people who have an outdoor space, this is the most common composting practice. You need a shady place to pile up all your organic waste, respecting the essential rules of composting to obtain quality compost: turn the compost from time to time to aerate it well, make a good mixture between brown waste and green waste to have a good carbon/nitrogen ratio and nature takes care of the rest. The reasons are that the composting process suffers from temperature changes and bad weather. You will have to wait 6 to 12 months before you can enjoy the mature compost. With the outdoor composter, you may be bothered by unwanted odours and visits from rodents.
Let's move on to the dehydrator. The result of the dehydrators is an organic waste powder that is obtained by grinding the organic waste and heating it to dehydrate it. This method consumes a lot of energy and has the consequence of killing all living organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungi, micro-organisms). The powder obtained can be put into the plants, where it will rehydrate. It will then be decomposed by the living organisms in the environment to finally feed the plant.
In contrast, compost will retain its living organisms. These organisms will decompose the material directly, providing the plant with nutrients and a structural material filled with these small organisms. All this will be beneficial to the plant.
The Greenzy indoor composter
Speaking of compost, let's finish with Greenzy composting. Greenzy mainly tries to eliminate the current inconveniences of outdoor composting. First of all, you don't have to go out in your garden anymore, you can compost in the comfort of your home. Moreover, thanks to the connected application "Greenzy" you don't need to know anything about composting, you just have to follow the instructions of the application. Then, thanks to the oxygen composting technique used by Greenzy, you won't have to worry about odours. Finally, Greenzy has been designed for a family of 1 to 4 people, so that it is easily repairable, fun and eco-responsible. It requires an investment of €499 to purchase, which will pay for itself by buying fewer bins. Do you have more questions? The FAQ contains lots of answers to questions here.
We hope that we have been able to help you make a better choice about composting. Feel free to follow us on the various social networking platforms to learn more or leave a comment if you have any questions!