A survey has discovered that slop buckets, or compost buckets as we know them is this household, don’t smell.
Well, doh, that’s obvious. It’s the contents that smell!
Even then, it’s only if the bucket is badly managed and not emptied often.
More seriously, though, I was interested to read that many people waste just as much food whether they put the scraps in the bin or the compost bucket.
I suspect that’s because their mindset is one of separating their waste instead of reducing their waste.
Slop buckets are not as bad as they seem, according to a new survey, that found dumping food scraps in a separate bin did not lead to smell or pests.
As part of their ‘zero waste’ policy, the Coalition want food waste to be converted into energy, rather than dumped in landfill. In some council areas this will mean introducing separate food waste collections. It is also claimed that forcing people to collect food scrap separately will make them realise how much is wasted.
However the poll of more than 1,000 houses found no significant difference in the perception of the amount of food thrown away between respondents with a food waste collection and those without.