“Food waste in landfills is one of the largest contributing factors to global warming, and Bronwyn Jones’ Bokashi Bran believes its composting system is the answer.
Jones grows her own vegetables and her garden has always had a compost heap. When she heard about bokashi, a composting method developed in Japan, “it seemed too good to be true that you could compost cooked food, meat products and dairy”.
After seeing the results in her garden and researching further, Jones made it her mission to introduce bokashi to South Africa.
Bokashi is a wheaten-bran that has been brewed with effective microorganisms that ferment food that would otherwise rot.
Bokashi Bran’s home kitchen solution is simple, consisting of an air-tight bucket for food waste and a bag of bokashi, a cup of which is sprinkled over food waste daily.
Jones is developing an on-site composting machine for commercial kitchens to handle large-scale food waste efficiently.”
“We have made such a mess of this planet. It’s not right that we continue to harm the environment with little regard for where things will end up. I feel that I can make a real difference by providing solutions to divert food waste from landfills.”