Bokashi is big in the UK, and really well supported by local councils throughout the country.
If you do a google search on bokashi +council +site:uk you’ll turn up a huge amount of hits; I got 1,730 references to what councils are doing in terms of Bokashi. And that’s in the UK alone.
North Yorkshire County Council is one of the many councils backing Bokashi. The council is subsidising Bokashi bins along with a couple of selected composters and wormery solutions. There’s also a great environmental challenge running in the area, the idea of course being to get people to really think about what they’re throwing out.
One of the woman taking part in the Challenge is Sue Adsett from North Yorkshire:
As part of the North Yorkshire-wide environmental makeover challenge What Not to Waste, Northallerton resident Sue Adsett has shown that a Bokashi bin, a small food recycling unit, can put her in the lead.
Sue chose the Bokashi bin, which ferments food waste, to recycle her food waste at home. Once fermented the waste is ready for home composting.
She said: “I love the bin, it’s small and neat and easy to use. It just goes to show you don’t need loads of sophisticated systems to handle food waste at home.”
Read about the Bokashi Challenge in North Yorkshire here!