My honestly good product of the week is BioBags, a clean and smart way to minimize composting mess in your kitchen. Us Seattle-ites are fortunate to have curbside compost pickup in our yard waste bins collected with the garbage and recycling each week. If you don’t have this option, you can still purchase a compost container for outside and then use your compost to fertilize your landscaping.
Why should you compost? Composting 1) reduces the amount of trash going to landfills, 2) returns food scrap nutrients as organic matter to fertilize the earth, and 3) saves you money that would otherwise be spent on fertilizers and pesticides in your garden.
If you hate having stinky trash in your kitchen because of food waste, invest in some BioBags. I buy them in bulk at my local wholesale store. Click here to find a list of retailers near you. Another tip: line a bowl or compost pail with your BioBag and store your food scraps in the refrigerator until the bag is full. The cold temperature reduces your composting smells so your fridge won’t stink either. If you really are concerned with smell, then place a box of baking soda in the back corner of your fridge.
“My whole life has been spent waiting for an epiphany, a manifestation of God’s presence, the kind of transcendent, magical experience that lets you see your place in the big picture. And that is what I had with my first compost heap.” ~ Bette Midler