Easy steps to turn your organic waste into compost
Disclosure: I received complimentary items from BioBag to facilitate my review. Opinions expressed are 100% mine.
A few times a year we travel to Colorado and stay in a cabin that combines rustic charm with sustainable practices including composting bins and house cooling fans. After every trip I have the best intentions to start home composting but never seem to get the supplies together. During pregnancy I became a full blown researcher of everything from baby products to water purification and organic lifestyle changes to make sure our home was the best for baby. My latest research led me to BioBag’s method to turn everyday cooking waste into home composting.
In one afternoon, BioBag has transformed my home and family’s practices into composting fanatics. We’re still on a learning curve but I’m excited to share our approach and how BioBag can help your home.
What is BioBag?
Simply put they are certified compostable bags brought to you by a company whose mission is to keep organic waste from reaching landfills. There is nearly every kind of disposable bag (including pet waste bag) you can imagine and they’re 100% biodegradable and compostable.
Detailed FAQ about their products can be found online.
Knowing the benefits of composting and what can be used from your home is important to making this a lifestyle change for your family. BioBag website is a great resource to learn the environmental benefits for composting. It’s important for me that my daughter is an active participant and not just on the sidelines watching how we do things. My little one often helps me in the kitchen so it was a natural transition into teaching her about composting.
My little one learning home composting with the BioBag system.
Create a Composting Station
The right supplies are essential to make composting easy and effective in your home.
Using the right scrap bin and bag system is probably the most important factor to make home composting a success. The scrap bin and bags must be ventilated to reduce odor and bacteria buildup. Can you imagine the smell from a sealed container or worse an open container with discarded waste sitting in your home or yard? The odor alone would stop your composting efforts.
Fruit waste, potato skins and more are perfect for home composting.
BioBag’s scrap bin is the perfect size for my small kitchen counters. It can be tucked away and easily moved when extra space is needed for food prep. I used to drag the kitchen trash bin over to my chopping station, now I have the convenient scrap bin.
Once you have the supplies in place, composting is easy breezy. Broccoli stalks, carrot tops, asparagus trimmings egg shells, pineapple skin, apple cores and more can be placed in your compost bin.
Save your cooking scraps for the BioBag home composting kit.
The key to any lifestyle change is to make sure it’s sustainable for your family. I always talked about composting after the Colorado trips but I lacked the action steps until I learned about a one-stop company making it manageable, practical and affordable. All important decision factors for me.
Stay tuned as I transform our backyard into a sustainable garden using our organic waste. I will definitely enlist the family’s help on this next adventure of living with nature.
Whether you use BioBag, another product or DIY your own supplies, I know your family will enjoy the process and our environment will thank you!