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8 ways to turn your children into happy eco warriors

Here are 8 quick tips to bring out the ‘eco warrior’ in your kids at home

Bokashi Ninja is all for teaching kids the importance of sustainable living at home, so it becomes an everyday part of their life. What we do now affects the health of our planet into the future and our kids play a huge role, just as we do.

Here are some simple eco ninja tips from the Bokashi Ninja tribe to inspire everyday planet-saving habits with your children while at home.

TIP #1. Choose toys to keep

Have your children go through their toy box and wardrobe and empty out what they don’t play with anymore. Have them choose what toys and clothes they will pass on to a child less fortunate than them. This is especially a great thing to do before a child’s birthday and Christmas.

TIP #2. Waste less food

Eat smaller amounts. Food waste going to landfill is the second largest contributor of methane gas in our atmosphere. Food that is leftover, put in the Bokashi Ninja, a worm farm, or compost bin to return back into nature as nutrient-rich compost. Give children the responsibility of popping the food waste in the compost.

TIP #3. Get out in the garden

Encourage children to help in the garden, especially a little herb garden or veggie patch in the backyard. Give them their own plants or veggies to look after, water, fertilise and watch grow. We all receive a little joy when we grow our own veggies.

TIP #4. Drop (recycled paper) flyers for bottles locally

Encourage your children to drop a flyer in their neighbours’ letterbox and collect all the recycled bottles in the street once a week. It’s a way they can make money or even more special would be to have them choose a local wildlife charity that they can donate the money to.

TIP #5. Don’t litter

Teach your children not to litter! If they see rubbish on the ground, and they are supervised and it’s ok, encourage them to pick it up and put it in the rubbish bin. Rubbish left on the ground can lead to disaster for our wildlife and marine life. There is not such thing as ‘AWAY’, when you throw something away, it must go somewhere. The biggest lesson we can teach our children is not to waste in the first place.

TIP #6. Say no to plastic straws

Get kids to say no to plastic straws.

TIP #7. Make it their job to take care of the composting

Give the kids the job each weekend to empty the Bokashi and water the plants.

TIP #8. Teach kids 2nd hand

Instead of throwing things away, always ask what stuff could you use it for. Clothes never go in the rubbish bin, they go to someone who is in need. Show your kids how second-hand goods are better, ie bikes, so you’re not manufacturing more that will end up in landfill.

Happy tipping!

What is bokashi composting? Is bokashi for me?

Are you concerned about continuously binning your food waste and contributing to disgusting rotting landfill? Have you ever wondered if there is a sustainable, time efficient way to easily discard your kitchen scraps at home?

Well there is, and we’ll run through why we believe that bokashi is the easiest and most convenient composting method of all!

 

Everyone has a kitchen – so everyone can bokashi!

Manage your kitchen food waste with ease

Did you know that food waste accounts for around 40% of total landfill, and upwards of 20% of all the food produced every year in Australia?* It doesn’t seem right that our clean diet can be making us healthy but our planet sick… It’s time to chuck it in the Bokashi Ninja®, not the bin and start turning your food waste into something valuable!

  • % of food waste going to landfill 40% 40%
  • % of all food produced every year 20% 20%

*Source: foodwise

The Bokashi Ninja® is one of the smartest composting methods in the world. One of the finest, most convenient and compact ways to easily manage in-kitchen composting at home. It’s rubbish how much food we throw out. Don’t waste, create with Bokashi Ninja®.

Whether you live on acreage, have an outdoor compost bin, live in a traditional home with a backyard, or an apartment, bokashi composting provides a multitude of benefits for all users.

 

BENEFIT #1 – With bokashi, you can compost almost everything from the convenience of your kitchen!

Bokashi is the Japanese term for fermenting food waste. So food waste isn’t actually rotting in the bokashi bucket, it’s fermenting in an anaerobic (airtight) environment.

Created from waste and at the helm of innovation, our sophisticated airtight 20L Bokashi Ninja® bucket is made from recycled materials and a small amount of EM ceramic to enhance the microorganism spray and eliminate odours and stains.

Unlike traditional outdoor compost bins or worm farms our Bokashi Ninja® bucket can process:

  • daily scraps, such as fruit, veggies
  • leftovers
  • cooked and raw meat/fish
  • egg shells
  • tissues
  • bread
  • cheese
  • wilted flowers
  • citrus
  • onion
  • tea bags
  • coffee grinds

BENEFIT #2 – Bokashi juice: The magical by-product that invigorates your plants and garden

Simple and functional the Bokashi Ninja® is not only great for the planet it’s magic for your garden!

Follow the instructions, use the masher to press down waste and spray with the all-natural, Australian-made Bokashi Accelerant Spray. This technique will turn food waste into soil enriching fermented matter and bokashi extract, a nutrient rich soil and plant booster.

Once you drain the liquid magic from your bucket there are many things you can do with it. It is fermented liquid and highly nutritious, but very strong.

For those with a green thumb, make a spray for flowers or vegetables (dilute 1tsp to 2 cups water) and the formula will act as a fantastic fertiliser and soil conditioner, it’s like kombucha for your plants!

Undiluted use as an antibacterial to pour down and clean drains, toilets or septic systems. However, be sure to use the liquid within a day because it will tend to turn sour.

BENEFIT #3 – Enrich your soil

Once your fermented compost matter is ready, (4-6 weeks) you can bury it in your garden beds which provides enriching nutrients to your soil.

Alternatively, you can move the waste to your outdoor compost bin, local community garden, sign up to sharewaste.com or bin in it a biodegradable bag

 

Bokashi composting, albeit an ancient method, is even more significant these days as a sustainable choice to reduce the huge amounts of toxic household food waste going to landfill.

It’s easy, convenient and best of all, the airtight bucket stays conveniently in your kitchen attracting no nasty odours or fruit flies.

Making a difference to the planet from the comfort of your own kitchen is in fact possible.

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