Composting 101


Even with the most diligent use of food products and working to tackle unnecessary waste as much as possible – there will always inevitably be scraps that cannot be re-used or recycled. So after you’ve meal prepped, planned accordingly and still need to get rid of the resulting waste, you can kick your sustainable efforts up a notch with composting. 

First of all, what is composting?! Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, like food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants. By taking the time to compost your leftover scraps, you can not only reduce the stress on our planet but also help provide valuable, organic matter that contributes to a pesticide free environment. 

Getting into composting can be as easy or as complex as you make it, with several different techniques to create what gardeners call ‘black gold’. You can get more information about composting here, including how to get started, the different ways to go about composting and what items you can or cannot compost. Below we breakdown the benefits of composting to get you excited about upping your sustainability game!

  1. Reduces Waste
  2. Decreases Landfill Emissions 
  3. Conserves Water
  4. Improves Quality of Soil
  5. Decreases Pesticide Usage

Composting is a no-brainer for continuing to protect the environment and reduce your carbon footprint. After packing your Takenaka Bento with nutritious meals, keep the sustainability going for a greener planet.