Composting in an apartment: The bokashi bin system

Bokashi fermentation is one option for recycling your food scraps if you live in an apartment and don't have your own backyard. 'It's a bit like pickling vegetables', says Alex King from Compost Revolution, as you add an enzyme which helps quickly breakdown food scraps. You can add basically any food scrap to a bokashi bin, including meat, dairy and fish. The main difficulty with using a bokashi bin in an apartment is that every month or so you will need to find somewhere to bury the fermented scraps – this is where you will need to get creative by making friends with someone with a yard or using an app like Share Waste to find someone near you that wants your food scraps to boost the health of their garden.