Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Compost your waste away

Getting rid of waste seems simple enough. Most people accept the regular and recycling bin duo underneath their sink. But perhaps you are like me, in that you daily feel that twinge of guilt when you dispose of veggie scraps, tea bags and copious amounts of other food waste in your regular bin.
        However, you may also be like me in the way that the putting together and maintaining a compost bin in your backyard seems a little out of reach and time consuming.
        Well, I was excited to come across the Bokashi Indoor Composting System in Todae's online eco store. The Bokashi bin if great for all homes, whether or not you have a garden. The range of food you can compost in the Bokashi Bin is vast, from regular veggie and fruit scraps, to uncooked meat, cheese, eggs, bread and coffee grinds, there won't be much remaining in your regular bin. You can even compost your used tissues!
        It is even simple enough for lazy or intimidated folk like myself. You put your waste into the Bokashi Bucket, sprinkle it with Bokashi Mix and this combination of wheat, bran and Effective Micro- Organisms will ferment the waste in the Bokashi Bucket and quicken the breakdown in the soil. The nutrients are saved during the fermentation, and what you are left with is a great renewable resource for your garden.
        What is more, the Bokashi Indoor Composting System is now reduced to $69.90, such a small price to pay for easy, eco friendly living.

Leo Wants Us To Think Green

If you’re anything like me, you don’t have to go out of your way to discover what the high-flyers are up to. Beyonce’s baby bump slips into dinner conversation with friends and who’s with whom in movie land is just part of the common knowledge one picks up without picking up a magazine. However sometimes the actions of these celebs cause us to think through bigger issues than what they’re wearing.
Besides being a Hollywood heart- throb of the 90’s variety, Leonardo Dicaprio is also well known for being one of tinsel town’s most vocal environmental activists.
            Most recently, he has been the purchaser of a hybrid supercar, the 2012 Fisker Karma. With a top speed of 125 miles per hour, it can do an eco-friendly 100 miles per gallon. It’s also a measly $100,000.
            But Leo says this push for environmental awareness is not about him, “It’s about getting the governments of the world to implement environmental policy”. In 2000 he challenged the incoming President George Bush to use his time to push environmental issues.
            Now a car of this caliber may be out of reach of us mere mortals, but we have our own battles to fight and choices to make. We might not be making six digits, but we have the ingenious to carpool, the care to recycle and the wit to laugh at the gross expense of this eco supercar, whilst applauding the intentions that lay behind it.