What Food Waste Can and Cannot be Composted at Home
What can you compost?
As a basic guide any fruit, vegetables, grains, bread, coffee filters, teabags and eggshells can be composted. If it can be eaten or grown in a field or garden, it’s safe to compost. Here is a more comprehensive list:
• Fruit and vegetables
• Coffee grounds and filters
• Tea and teabags
• Crushed eggshells
• Nut shells
• Cardboard rolls, cereal boxes, clean paper, paper towels, paper bags, shredded newspaper
• Fireplace ashes
• Grass clippings
• Houseplants and leaves
What can't you compost?
You shouldn’t compost meat, fish or dairy products, as this could lead to odours and pests. Also, avoid fats and oils for the same reason. Experts advise on a balance between green waste (watery materials such as vegetables and fruit) and brown waste such as dried leaves and sticks). So avoid these for your compost:
• Meat and bones
• Poultry scraps
• Fats and oils
• Ash or charcoal
• Garden trimmings with pesticides
• Pet waste
Why Composting is Good for the Environment?
• It’s so simple and easy to do
• It reduces food waste going to landfill
• It encourages you to use up more when cooking and preparing meals
• The only cost is to get you started
• You can buy some really stylish-looking compost bins and containers
• The garden will benefit
• You’ll be helping the planet
How can ZWILLING FRESH & SAVE HELP?
If you are keen to keep your food waste to a minimum, our FRESH & SAVE vacuum food storage solutions have been specifically designed to keep produce fresh for up to five times’ longer. The vacuum containers and reusable vacuum bags also feature a QR code that can be scanned with our Culinary World app to help you keep track of your produce and remind you when the new extended ‘best before’ date is approaching.