How to make a zero waste essential starter kit

Zero Waste Starter Kit Essentials

Waste pollution is one of the biggest environmental challenges of our time. Australia alone generates about 67 million tonnes of waste each year—which equates to a massive 2700kg per person—according to the National Waste Policy 2018 paper. As monumental as the waste problem might seem however, each of us can make a huge impact by doing small changes in our lives. Here are simple zero waste starters.

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Composting at home

Composting at Home with Peter Critch

Ever thought of giving composting a go? It’s never too late to learn how. In this guest post, composting expert Peter Critch, project manager at Subpod, excitedly shares the benefits of creating your own compost and how easy it is to try at home. His easy-to-follow tips will definitely have anyone, even beginners, just as excited to start giving back to nature by reusing our waste, rebuilding the soil, and growing our own food.

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Sauerkraut recipe by Lisa Thornton

Basic Sauerkraut Recipe

Sauerkraut or fermented cabbage, is widely popular in Germany. Think bread, sausages, and beer, and you’ll find sauerkraut as the best pairing to go with these German staples. Contrary to popular belief though, sour cabbage is not an original recipe by the Germans. In fact, it was the Chinese who first fermented cabbage in rice wine some 2000 years ago. It wasn’t until the 16th century when Europeans adopted the recipe using water and salt. During winter, people fermented barrels and barrels of unshredded cabbage, then served it as is or as a side dish to meat. From then on, it became a tradition. (more…)

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