Experiment: Bokashi – Food waste bio composting

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The Lahti Living Lab’s experiment at Cities2030  is “Bokashi – Food waste bio composting”. Its objective is to explore bio-composting food waste from the table to the fields to enhance inhabitants’ positive carbon handprint, self-sufficiency, and resilience.

The amount of food waste in Finland is staggering with a total of 360 million kilos of food being thrown away every year. Households’ proportion of the wasted food is 107 – 137 million kg (33%).   In the urban setting, food waste is approximately 50 kg annually per person.