11 May '12, 12pm

Food Scrap Shredder Cranks Up Composting

Food Scrap Shredder Cranks Up Composting

Composting is a great way to reduce your contribution to landfill waste, while upcycling what would otherwise be garbage into a valuable soil amendment. Even though the concept of composting is simple--let biodegradable things rot and get rewarded with nutrient dense soil--there are little subtleties, like chemical balances and mold infestations, that often intimidate novices. One thing I've always been unsure of is how scrappy food scraps need to be in order to be received well by the compost pile. For instance, can I throw an entire pineapple rind, or do I need to cut it up into tiny chunks? One thing I don't relish is the idea of chopping up a lot of food that I'm not even going to eat. Thankfully, someone else already observed this dilemma, and invented the Green Cycler . The Green Cycler was invented by Gail Loos, an avid organic gardener and home composter who was fr...

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