Japanese Compost System's Popularity Surge Attributed to Numerous Advantages over Traditional Food Recycling

Japanese Compost System's Popularity Surge Attributed to Numerous Advantages over Traditional Food Recycling

Tōkyō : Japan | Jun 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM PDT
Source: PRWeb
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June 21, 2012

According to the EPA, the U.S. generated 34 million tons of food waste in 2010, making up approximately 14% of all American waste. With the increased interest in ecologically responsible food production, it is not surprising that many companies are seeking out cost-efficient approaches to food recycling. And while traditional composting works, the foul smell, peripheral vermin, required food sorting, and lengthy decomposition process makes it a poor match for many businesses and homeowners.

Bokashi, however, is not your ordinary composting methodology. “Bokashi” is Japanese for fermented organic matter and the practice dates back centuries. Japanese farmers traditionally covered food waste with microorganism-rich soil that would ferment the left-over food. After a few weeks, the fermented material would be buried and would quickly break down into nutrient-rich soil.

Today, practitioners use a combination of rice bran and microorganisms to break down food wastes in a very similar fashion. The process starts in a bucket, which allows you to layer the bran and microorganisms as more food is added, ensuring an efficient breakdown. And unlike standard composting, fermentation results in amino acids and alcohols rather than foul smelling ammonia and hydrogen sulfide...These benefits make Bokashi a very attractive option is you need to recycle food wastes in close proximately to humans or public spaces.

You can enhance the efficiency of Bokashi by adding EM•1® Effective Microorganisms®, creating what is often referred to as EM Bokashi. EM•1 is a microbial inoculant solution distributed in North America by the Texas-based company, TeraGanix. Adding EM•1 makes the process even more fool-proof, ensuring the right mix of microorganisms every time new food wastes are added.

Many companies – especially those in service industries such as restaurants, golf courses, and country clubs – have discovered that EM Bokashi is a far better match for their business requirements than traditional composting. Companies like Affinity Management, note the process is faster, requires less food sorting, and does not necessitate a remote location to prevent offending clientele with rotting smells.

The Bokashi Food Recycling System can process the following:

  •      Fruits and vegetables
  •      Meats
  •      Dairy
  •      Bread and pasta
  •      Coffee grinds
  •      Cooking oils

Advantages to the Bokashi Food Recycling System:

  •      Nearly undetectable smell
  •      Does not attract vermin or flies
  •      Faster recycling cycle than standard composting
  •      Saves money in food waste disposal costs
  •      Results in a nutrient-dense humus for soil enrichment
  •      Will also process dairy and oils – something often avoided with traditional composting

About Teraganix
Teraganix is the only authorized EM•1® distributor in North America. EM•1® Effective Microorganisms® has a myriad of practical home and business uses including:

  •     An effective composting accelerant
  •     A micronutrient fertilizer in certified organic agriculture operations
  •     A soil dehydration deterrent for commercial and residential gardens
  •     A septic tank enzyme treatment and waste treatment compound for large scale odor control, bioremediation, solid waste, and wastewater applications

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/6/prweb9621434.htm

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