Attracting unwanted pests is one of the main concerns that new composters have. They don’t want a stinky pile of decaying debris near their home that attracts rats and other pests. Agreed. No one wants that and when a pile of compost is done correctly, there will not be an offensive odour emitting from or pests coming to it.
Every household produces enough waste to create tons of compost, but to be able to make all of this ‘Black Gold’ we need to choose a compost bin or system that suits our needs. Here we summarise plastic, wooden, tumbler, bokashi and DIY options for composting bins.
In the many ways we try to be more sustainable in our everyday lives, many of us dismiss or forget about composting. We think it’s too impractical or we don’t see how it would help us live a more sustainable lifestyle. All the waste you could compost at home can just decompose in a landfill anyway, can’t it?
Well, it can’t – and that’s only the beginning of why recycling is so important to living sustainably in the 21stcentury.