Get your kids involved in the war on waste!

Food waste is a global challenge that has economic, social and environmental impacts. Did you know that 39-45 per cent of all the waste you throw away is organic and recyclable? There is a common misconception that when your household organic food waste goes to landfill, it will break down naturally and return nutrients back into the Earth. Unfortunately, that’s not the case! Organic waste in landfill is compacted and becomes anaerobic to produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas. It also contributes to landfill leachate which can cause water pollution.This organic waste can be diverted from landfill, by recycling it at home in a Worm Farm. By putting worms to work in your own, easy-care Worm Farm, you will be converting your household food waste into nutrient rich, 100 per cent organic fertiliser that your potted plants, garden and vegetables will love. The War on Waste and sustainability in the home has been an important topic of recent discussion, and it’s so easy to reduce your household’s carbon footprint by diverting your food waste from landfill.

Worms are Mother Nature’s unique natural recyclers, these living fertilizer tubes are full of countless beneficial bacteria and enzymes that help sustain the life and fertility of our horticultural and agricultural systems. In a worm farm, worms can process up to 4kg of kitchen scraps a week. This includes vegetable peelings, green leafy vegetables, fruit scraps, tea bags and coffee grounds, egg shells, paper and newspaper scraps and even small amounts of citrus and onion. The Can-O-Worms is a worm farm composting system that’s perfect for small to medium households, enabling families to convert their kitchen food waste into a rich fertiliser in an easy, hands-on and satisfying way. Kids of all ages get to handle dirt, hold worms, set up and explore a worm farm and in the process, they discover a new appreciation for the way nature recycles its resources while developing an interest in caring for their community – and best of all, it’s fun!

The world’s best selling worm farm has been designed with built in mounds to encourage worms to move from collector trays to working trays, a unique flow through ventilation to maximise performance and no mess extras like well designed legs and a drip free tap. The Can-O-Worms is a user-friendly design and can be left on a balcony or in a laundry for apartment dwellers, in a shed or in a shaded location for those with a yard. It is important that you place them somewhere that avoids afternoon sun, and in a convenient spot so that it makes it easy for you to use.

At Tumbleweed, we’re committed to educating young New Zealanders to ensure they understand the importance of protecting the environment and showing them how much fun recycling can be. Tumbleweed manufactures Australian designed worm farms and compost bins, from 100 per cent recycled plastic, giving waste materials a new long term second life.

Available now at Bunnings. For more information, go to the Tumbleweed website.

Get your kids involved in the sustainable revolution!