|August 15, 2007||Posted by The Informal Matriarch under babies, composting, environment, family, green peace|
So, I started to look at composters yesterday to see if there was a smaller one that was nice and sealed so it didn’t stink. I came across this:
click the photo for their website
It’s a composter that you keep in your KITCHEN or outside and it’s all electric and computerized and wonderful. It’s made out of recycled materials and even though it uses electricity it’s way better for the environment than hauling your food off to the land fills. I didn’t know that food and paper count for more garbage than tires, diapers and Styrofoam COMBINED!! And you think it’s biodegradable but when it’s packed so tightly in the landfills and then covered with water and soil no oxygen gets to it so it’s going to be mummified there for centuries!! Things I would have like to have known YESTERDAY (Wedding Singer….watch it). I have never known this. I recycle, I use biodegradable household products, I try to not let my car idle, I get American Forests to plant my 30 trees/year to make up for my yearly omissions (it’s only 30 bucks, so worth it. Mine get planted in Siberia to help the tiger’s habitat) . I do waste water a little muchly but who’s perfect? Anyway, I REALLY wanna compost. This thing costs 500 buckaroonies. Anyone know of a non stinky non expensive one that you can keep throwing stuff on top of? Some of them you have to make batches. Anyway, I think I’m going to save my pennies and get this thing. I’ll put my birthday moolah towards this now. I can’t stand throwing food bits out now. I wont put paper in it because I think it’s better to recycle the paper but the food bits, oh the food bits. I just see it being embalmed for eternity in the stupid landfills. I had to apologize to the rotten blueberry I threw out.
Anyway, I hope this gets some of you to think about composting too. Who cares what you do with the compost at the end. If you don’t garden you can give it to people who do, you could probably sell it even. And if anyone was thinking of getting us a housewarming gift…. 🙂 Donations toward my dream machine are accepted!
Auntie Jennie is spending the day with us. She’s “sick”. We’re going to put Ike to bed and then cut her hair.
PS all my info came from the composter website