World Earth Day started in 1970 and is organised by the Earth Day Network.For 2014 there's a big emphasis on reducing or re-using food waste. In the UK, we waste 30 percent of the food we buy. For perspective, that’s like buying 10 shopping bags worth of groceries and throwing three bags directly in the 'garbage'.The solution is a worktop bin next to where you chop your food, make the tea and coffee and clear the plates. Then it's easy just to put the choppings, tea bags, coffee grounds and food scraps straight in. If you've been given a brown plastic kitchen 'caddy' by your council, this may be deterring you from puting it on your worktop, but we have the answer: the fantastic Joseph Joseph Stack Food Caddy which comes in stone or graphite.
It's hard to show the sheer quality and brilliant features of this bin in just a photo, but I have one at home so I can tell you that it's beautifully finished with great s stainless steel handle. It takes our Joseph Joseph IW2 compaostable liners standard supermarket compostible liners which you hold in place with an inner ring, so nothing shows on the outside. Even with my family, I can get a couple of days worth of scraps into the liner which you then tie up and put outside in your kerbside food waste bin.
If you make your own garden compost, you can just carry the bin outside. It's then really easy to clean the inside of the bin before putting in your new liner. Jospeh Joseph have also developed a ventilation system in the lid, plus a charcoal filter, both to control odours and I can report that these really work. So add to your recycling scheme with a worktop bin.