Increasing Sustainability with a Countertop Indoor Compost Bin

We talk a lot as a society about the importance of increasing sustainability, recycling, reusing, and repurposing, but it can be daunting to feel like you’re making enough change to make a difference. Thing is, we don’t have to do it all at once. Baby steps. This week, I’m taking my next step by utilizing a countertop indoor compost bin. 

I’ll be honest: I want to reduce my food waste and use food scraps in a more positive way, but it has to look good. I wanted a kitchen compost bin that looked good on my counter, didn’t detract from all the decor we’d so carefully curated during our renovation, and of course, didn’t have an odor. 

indoor kitchen compost bin by bamboozle

Introducing the Bamboozle Composter! It’s an attractive kitchen composter that lets me diy indoor compost ; it’s easy to clean, odorless, and is the kitchen recycler that fits in with my kitchen style. 

Increasing Sustainability with a Countertop Indoor Compost Bin

An indoor kitchen compost bin helps you reduce your food waste at home. It creates a nutrient-rich natural fertilizer, decreasing the amount of food scraps you’re adding to your local landfill. Composters take the things you normally through away — carrot peels, strawberry tops, coffee grounds, apple cores, and so much more. 

As a midlife mom and business owner, I can’t start my day without a couple of cups of coffee. We decided after returning from our trip to Costa Rica to stop using the single-use coffee pods in our coffee maker. We wanted to get rid of both the excess plastic and foil in our trash can, and to reduce our exposure to it on a daily basis, while having better coffee. (And now we drink it black!) We bought a bunch of reusable coffee pods and now we refill them each morning with fresh-ground coffee. But what to do with those leftover coffee grounds?

Now we can put them in our countertop kitchen compost bin! It turns them, and the mix of food scraps, into usable compost. We put it amongst our garden plants — vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers — and our flowers. We even use it on our roses by our font door, with the bonus of the coffee helping deter pests. We have so much vegetable waste, but now I feel good about it instead of bad.

indoor composting bin for the kitchen countertop by bamboozle

Turning food scraps into compost is easy. Thanks to Bamboozle, I have my own countertop indoor compost bin, and I got to choose from a large selection of colors. (I went with blue!) I take off the lid, drop in the scraps, close the lid. Boom. The scraps turn into compost over a period of time, deteriorating, creating a biologically-stable additive to your garden. (Alternatively, you can take it to your local composting station, if you have no place to dump it in your yard.) 

What is the composting process? How does an indoor compost bin work?

Composting is the process where oxygen converts organic materials into a mulch type of material via natural decomposition. It’s literally that easy. Yes, there are more complex compost processes, and there are options like an electric composter or worm composter, but the best indoor compost bins, in my opinion, don’t use energy and don’t require extra steps. That’s another reason I love the Bamboozle compost bin. It’s designed to look like a compost bucket but it’s made out of bamboo, so it is dishwasher safe but will biodegrade when you’re done using it, many, many years down the line. (The bamboo fiber used in it will take 22 years to break down in the landfill. That’s faster that so many things you’ll find there!)

How does an indoor composter smell?

That’s easy; it doesn’t! The Bamboozle indoor compost bin has a replaceable filter that you need to replace every two months. The lid is vented and filtered, designed to keep any odor inside the bin while still allowing for proper air flow that’s necessary for the scraps to decompose.

indoor kitchen compost bin by bamboozle

My compost method turns all our food scraps into organic waste. No fruit flies, and the quality of the compost is as good as what I put into the compost bin. It’s such an easy kitchen food recycler, and it takes up so little space with its 8” x 6.25” x 9” dimensions.

If you are lucky enough to have an outside compost pile, you’re already familiar with how it works, but the Bamboozle means even small home and apartment dwellers can do easy indoor composting with this kitchen counter bin that doesn’t take up too much space. Kitchen waste is minimized and anyone can start composting in minutes. (And you don’t have to use worms for composting!)

We’ve tried to ensure our daily food intake includes a lot of vegetables and fruits. By using an indoor composting bin, you can help the planet while helping yourself. It’s such a great way to reduce your food waste with this kind of food composter. Make compost a daily habit with this cute odorless compost bin! It’s basically a food scrap container that is easy to set up and is 100% indoor use — unless you want to put it outside, but outdoor compost bins pose problems of their own, particularly with critters. The Bamboozle means you can turn waste into natural fertilizer with a single action: putting the food in the bin. Keeping the bin on your counter makes it convenient and you turn your food into something that helps the planet instead of filling the landfill.

kitchen composting bin by bamboozle

As I get older, I want to both help the world around me, but I want to minimize the time I spend on doing it. Most people find the compost bin easy if it’s accessible and doesn’t require any extra work. Waste management is just that easy! Increasing sustainability isn’t an all-or-nothing kind of thing. You can do a little here, and a little there, and it’s still better than what you’d done before. One other very small change I’ve made is getting some of those two-pack reusable cloths for cleaning my kitchen countertops daily. They’re $2.99 at Trader Joe’s, they can be thrown in the washer and dryer, they dry fast and they clean thoroughly without leaving fibers. No more wasted paper towels!

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