Composting and Recycling
First off, studies show that up to 70% of all items that get tossed in the landfill can be salvaged through composting and recycling. This is why we try to compost and recycle everything that we can. In fact, we compost using the Bokashi Composting System. This system allows us to get the most out of our food scraps, and be able to give the most nutrients back into the Earth.
Anything that we cannot reuse, compost, or recycle, sadly has to get tossed. However, all of our bins are lined with reusable bin liners, which can be washed and used over and over again. This in turn also helps reducing plastic bags, which are hard to recycle for most people.
When it comes to our kitchen, we try to make as little waste as possible. While dishes can be a chore, they do not have to be wasteful. We use wooden brushes, as well as reusable scrubbers and dishcloths to clean our dishes. Our dishwashing liquid is plant-based, biodegradable and refillable. We don’t use any chemicals to clean – good old fashioned vinegar, baking soda, elbow grease and some probiotics do the trick just as well.