International Compost Awareness Week this year is between 6th and 12th May 2013. There is a full week of activities, events and publicity to improve awareness about using organic waste as a resource to produce compost. Composting creates that black matter which makes your garden greener and the HOTBIN team is passionate about the stuff!
The aim of this week is to encourage gardeners to improve their garden with rich, nutritious compost. Raising awareness for composting has never been more important than it is now with soil degradation increasingly becoming a worldwide problem. However you can be part of the solution to turn this trend around by simply composting! Composting will give you that good feeling that you are doing a small part for the environment – Saving landfill space and creating only CO2 instead of the more harmful methane. Composting not only reduces the amount of waste that needs to be disposed of, but also converts it into a useful product for your garden – Wow a big double whammy!
Using compost is the easiest way to make your garden grow more beautiful! Compost on your flowerbeds greatly improves soil quality by helping it retain moisture and suppressing weeds. It also reduces the need to use chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Compost is a complete and natural food for your soil; it improves its structure, its water retaining ability and its overall health!
The HOTBIN was specifically designed to help maximize what nature does naturally by bringing together the right conditions to make HOT composting easy. It works as you can actively achieve temperatures between 40 -60C. The higher temperatures along with the effective aeration allow the HOTBIN to effortlessly reduce and recycle a wide variety of food and garden waste into great compost all year round.
Why is HOTBIN composting different? Well most importantly the HOTBIN is insulated and controls airflow so it can compost fast which means you can add ALL food waste. And by this we mean; left over meals, plate scrapings, meat, fish, small bones and things like pasta, mouldy bread and cakes. This is a huge benefit as 65% of food waste items are traditionally NOT added to a cold composting bin. Using a HOTBIN significantly increases your diversion of food waste from landfill. But be advised you do need a special food waste compost bin like the HOTBIN to handle all food waste.
Psst! You will find nice & rich compost tips and hot topics on our website plus visit our facebook page this week and you could win a HOTBIN