I’m on an endless mission to make my home not only as nontoxic as possible but also eco-friendly. I’m one of those people that believe every person can make a difference and every action means something towards a larger impact. If I can raise my kids to be aware of what they use and extra mindful toward what is healthy for the earth then I’ve already made a larger impact as they try to teach their friends and cement this importance into their own futures. We have learned how to minimize our buying things, recycle everything, clean up the ground on our walks, eat healthier and better for our environment, buy products that our good for our bodies and have a smaller impact in the world, grow some of our own food, walk to places rather than drive, use reusable rather than single use, limit plastic… I think you’re getting the idea here.
One of my larger area of concerns last year was food waste. With two young children, the waste can add up. Especially during times of illness where they so desperately want to eat but end up wasting a lot of food. I’ve always wished I could start composting since my daughter and I learned all about it on a field trip. I rent and can’t use the yard for composting, nor is there enough space. Natural composting takes up some space, needs taking care of and obviously attracts bugs (which help the process). This is where the FoodCycler comes in! Check out all these great reasons to try indoor composting by clicking here.
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I’m starting my journey of kitchen composting to create less waste and reuse and recycle more food into our gardens! I connected with @thefoodcycler to check out their amazing product that takes kitchen wastes and turns it into organic fertilizer! This is the first of many videos. Here you get to check out the machine with me and I tell you a little about why I chose The Food Cycler! I’ll have more videos showing how to use it, what I put in it and how to clean it! #nofoodwaste #foodcycler #thefoodcycler #foodwaste #fightfoodwaste #gogreen #eco #indoorgardening #apartmentcomposting #urbangreen #smallspaceliving #greenliving #ecofriendly #homemadefertilizer
FoodCycler is a counter top food-recycling machine. I was so excited when I searched online for something I didn’t even know already existed and found the FoodCycler. I not only can put the food my kids didn’t eat in it, but I can recycle food waste that we don’t eat, like eggshells, apple cores (unless my husband eats it) and food that went bad before we could eat it. All of this is now recycled into fertilizer I can mix with soil to do indoor and outdoor gardening. It doesn’t sound like much, these food compost naturally anyway right? The impact recycling these previously wasted foods have on the environment is monumental. Food waste makes up 20% of landfill volume and weight. That’s 20% and all the resources it used to get there that we could be reusing in our own gardens, yards and potted plants.
I’ve been using FoodCycler for about a month now. I’m more aware of how we eat because of what can go in it. If it can’t go in the soil, it probably shouldn’t go in our bodies and I’ve cut down on processed snacks a lot because of this. Mostly, my FoodCycler gets avocado skins, lemon peels, paper cotton swabs, paper towels, hair from brushes and the vacuum, apple cores, banana peels and egg shells. Any time we cook, any small part that would go in the trash now easily goes in the FoodCycler. We made a salad and the stump of the lettuce and the onion skin and ends of cucumbers and such all filled the FoodCycler and when I empty it the next morning it feels so good to see all that unused food ready to get mixed with my soil and feed my plants. To hear how the professionals explain exactly what the FoodCycler does and how it does it, click here!
It’s that easy to use too. You collect everything in the dishwasher safe bucket and slide it in to the machine, twist the lid on to lock and press the “ON” button twice and it’ll light up as it starts working. It’s relatively quick as well, doing in a few hours what takes months outdoors. After it’s finished it shuts off, you let the “foodilizer” cool and then you dump it out. I put mine in a bin with soil I’ve mixed up for spring. After just four weeks it’ll be full of all the nutrients and healthy bacteria to have plants growing at a faster and more abundant rate!
To check the FoodCycler out yourself, click here and grab your own!
Disclaimer: Product must be used as stated within the user manual. Read the manual fully before using the FoodCycler. This is not a paid sponsorship. All opinions are my own and any information used comes from the FoodCycler. I was given this product free to try and give my opinions on.