A countertop organics compost container is a great addition to any kitchen for those who want to reduce their carbon footprint or their city has instituted organics recycling.
Using a countertop organics compost container will make your kitchen life so much easier. It’s good for you, and it’s good for the planet. Earth Day for 2023 is on April 22, 2023. Now is the time to stop using plastic as much as possible or use reusable containers or compostable plastic.
Do you know what I hate about cooking? I hate to stand over the trash can peeling potatoes, onions, or other vegetables. I’m lazy; I admit it. I used to put the bag the vegetables came in on the countertop, put the peels on the bag, roll it up, and put it in the trash. But if the scraps were moist, like egg shells, they would leak all over my counter. Then I got smart and started putting the bag in a bowl.
I have been trying to eliminate plastic in my kitchen as much as possible. We use glass containers for storing leftovers; no more plastic food containers for me! We use reusable silicone bags for sandwiches and leftovers. I even have reusable vacuum-sealing bags, which I use for my burgers and other foods. When I shop at the market, I bring my own cotton bags for produce.
And that was the problem. No more plastic bags from the market meant I had to go back to peeling over the trash bin. Then, I thought, no, I could peel it into the bowl on the counter. Since I am trying to eliminate plastic, I decided to use a compostable trash bag in the bowl. Just as I started using the bags, the city I live in, Glendale, California, decided to do Organics Recycling.
Glendale wants to be more earth-friendly, so Organics Recycling gave out three trash bins, one for regular trash, one for recyclables like paper, and the last for organics like food scraps. What is Glendale going to do with all those food scraps?
The materials from your organics cart are sent to a transfer facility where food scraps are separated from the yard trimmings and inspected for contamination. Food scraps are transported to a processing facility where they are either used to generate electricity via anaerobic digestion or made into compost. Yard trimmings are taken to a separate facility and turned into mulch or compost.City of Glendale
Countertop Organics Compost Container
- 1 bowl small
Countertop Organics Compost Container Video Transcript
One of the things I want to talk about tonight today is a lot of cities are
organic only trash bins.
That means that those trash bins are
for organic things like these green onions.
This one is not so great.
You wouldn’t necessarily want to put it in your food.
What would you normally do with this?
You would probably put it in your trash can.
Well, for cities that are doing a organic only trash can, then what you want
to do is you want to separate that. You know what?
That’s really easy and it makes your kitchen like so much easier.
So you see here I have a small bowl and in it I
have a bag that actually it’s a biodegradable.
So it will deteriorate in about six months.
So I’m just going to put this in here and then I have a cucumber.
This is a cucumber salad. So we’re going to do like this and see how easy this is.
You don’t have to stand over the trash can.
You just go like this and all goes in here
and well, except for the one that fell out.
And you go like that and you can put anything
you want in here. Now peel directly into the
little bag. Okay. And
then when you’re done with
the bag, just take it
out like this, lift it up and
you can either take it to the trash if it’s full or
you can put it under your sink or wherever it is.
It’s convenient for you.
I continue collecting things for it that are organics and this is a really
good thing because
it helps our ecosystem and cities are doing this because all this stuff is
going to become compost and the city will probably take all
that compost and so we can have beautiful,
beautiful cities and beautiful forests
and everybody will be really, really happy.
So I urge you, if your city isn’t already having you have a can that is just
for organics, please call your city council
and get them to do that because this is a
great thing for everyone.
Okay. See you next time on the Good Plate.
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