Height - 39cm
Diameter - 33cm
Feed soil and not land?lls by using Earth Probiotic’s Bokashi to easily recycle your food waste into soil food. Earth Bokashi’s earth friendly formula includes the use of indigenous South African Microbes and quality waste materials including sawdust, which would otherwise be disposed of into land?ll.
All food waste can be added into the Earth Bokashi bin, including cooked and raw food, meat, seafood, small bones, citrus and egg shells. This is a two step process:
(1) layer food waste between generous handfuls of Earth Bokashi until the bin is full, then set aside for 2 weeks to complete the fermentation (pickling) process.
(2) After the fermentation period, the contents, while looking exactly as when added, is now ready to be safely composted, buried or fed to an earthworm farm in order to break down into soil.
No composting takes place in the bin. The contents can sit in the air tight bin for many weeks and still resemble exactly what was added. With no smell, as no rotting occurs due to the fermentation. Only once the contents is added to other organic material will the magic of composting begin. During the fermentation period a liquid is often produced. This acidic by-product is diluted 1:300 (liquid:water) and used as a soil drench, or poured undiluted into your compost heap. Often no liquid is produced at all and this is due to the food type added to the bin (fruit & veg is high in water), temperature (more liquid in warmer conditions than cold) and length of fermentation (long periods tend to produce more liquid). The absence of liquid is not an indication that the fermentation has not worked.
Recycling food waste helps reduce your personal carbon footprint and ensures a safer and cleaner home and kitchen environment, while adding valuable nutrients, mineral and micro-organisms into your soil. All our products are 100% South African produced. Our bins are made up of 65% recycled material and are recyclable.
Our 2kg Earth Bokashi paper bag is compostable; once empty tear in half and add into your bokashi bin, compost heap or worm farm.
TAP TIPS: Sometimes the tap is dif?cult to insert (especially during cold weather as the plastic becomes rigid). The tap must ?t tight otherwise the bin will leak and the process will fail. These tips help to soften the plastic and make it easier to insert the tap.
• Place the bin in direct sunlight for 10 minutes, or
• Place the tap in hot water for a few minutes, or
• Using a hairdryer, heat the white gland (where the tap is inserted into) for a few seconds.
STRAINER TIPS: Gently push down the contents of the bin every 2nd day or so to expel air pockets in the bin. Excess force will damage the legs of the strainer.
For more information about Earth Probiotic, please visit us at https://www.earthprobiotic.co.za.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.
When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.
Shipping may take 2-5 days for delivery depending on your area.
Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.