Apr 11, 2022 by Plastika Skaza

How does food waste become a new resource, a new life, a new opportunity?

Sustainability

We know that bio-waste is one of the biggest enemies of the environment. It accounts for 34% of all waste and 57% of food waste is not recycled at all. It ends up in mixed waste and releases greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the consequences of which we must not overlook.

How does food waste become a new resource

Each and every one of us produces bio-waste every day. In the last two years, the covid-19 pandemic has caused an increased amount of food waste produced by households by as much as seven percent. Less has been recycled, and the management of bio-waste in biogas and composting plants has decreased by nine percent. These are the figures for Slovenia published by the Slovene Statistics Office. Awareness and knowledge about the appropriate management of bio-waste seem to be even more important in light of these facts.

Throwing fermented mass into the organic waste container

For all of you who are interested in the issue of bio-waste and want to take a responsible approach to tackle this global problem, Skaza presents the Bokashi Academy. It is meant for all of you who are aware that proper management of bio-waste starts at home, on every kitchen counter. By following the content offered at the Bokashi Academy, you will learn how to use solutions such as the Organko Daily waste bin and the Bokashi Organko composter correctly in the waste management cycle. "Our wish in the future is to build a global community that would share experiences and best practices in the management of bio-waste and the reasonable use of resources created after composting," explains Jelena Rašula, the leader of the Bokashi Academy project and Digital Project Manager at Skaza, on the occasion of the launching of the academy.

Bokashi Organko family

The Academy consists of several modules, all supported by video content and examples of good practice. "The Bokashi Academy offers answers on how to collect and manage bio-waste properly in your own household, how to use bokashi resources correctly and how to close the organic waste loop with the bokashi method," adds Anja Damjanović, co-creator of the Bokashi Academy project and marketing communications specialist at Skaza. In this way, we will learn and understand why each one of us is taking care of the planet by collecting, separating, and processing bio-waste properly and how to take the first step towards a more sustainable lifestyle by using bokashi composting in our homes.

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