Odor Experiment: Green Waste Bins
Green waste stinks? Does it have to?! This project aims to bring people together in order to look for solutions to make the unpleasant smell of green waste garbage bins disappear.
We will begin experimenting with Bokashi. This Japanese process of composting or, more specifically, fermenting kitchen waste has a decisive advantage over the conventional compost bucket: it does not stink. This is partly due to the addition of Effective Microorganisms (=EM). Could this EM also be used against the smell in the green waste garbage bins? What is the effect of collecting and mixing Bokashi into the green waste bins? Are there other, more effective methods to address the urban green waste odor problem (e.g. activated charcoal)?
The goal of our approximately 10-month experiment is to figure out, via practical experimentation, to what extent odor development in green waste garbage bins can be influenced by appropriate bacteria and whether collecting kitchen waste in bokashi garbage bins is even worthwhile for households without access to a garden.
Submitted by: Vera Briner (Wipkingen for Climate), firstname.lastname@example.org