Best Composters and Tumblers

Composter Reviews: 15 Best Bins and Tumblers of 2017

Here at ecokarma, we believe that one day the majority of waste will be returned to a more natural cycle. Progress is being made on many fronts. With the amount of education available about recycling, the amount of trash in an average household has decreased significantly. We are hoping that education about composting will help to diminish household waste by …

Countertop Compost Bins

Best Countertop Compost Bins of 2017

Sometimes, it just makes more sense to throw food scraps and leftovers in a handy, accessible countertop bin. More people are turning to kitchen composters because of how easy they are to use. Furthermore, it is much more sustainable than throwing food scraps away. According to a recent report by WRI (World Resources Institute) and UNEP, about 1/3 of all globally …

7 Best Weed Killers to Groom Your Yard and Garden

When it comes to defending your garden from weeds, the best defense is offense. Many garden owners use herbicides as weed killers to maintain the beauty of their garden. However, they have no idea what harmful chemicals they bring near their homes by doing so. If you are environmentally conscious, you have plenty of options to choose from. Organic herbicides …

Best Smokers

The Best Smokers: Top Wood, Charcoal, Propane, & Electric Smokers

Bring the real-deal BBQ to your home with this guide to the best smokers on the market. Read on for the tools that will have your mouth watering. Are you counting down the days until Spring when you can get back to outdoor cooking, and reclaim your status as ruler of the grill? Don’t fire up the BBQ just yet! …

Ecokarma - How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

What is a Carbon Footprint?

Most people know the term ‘carbon footprint’ has something to do with the impact of certain human behaviors on the environment. Many individuals will associate this term with time spent driving a car and the subsequent emissions that result from such actions. Some think of the carbon cap programs that are slowly becoming more commonplace in developed and even some developing …

Best Worm Composting Bins

Worm Composting Bins: A Happy Home for Worms

Worm composting, otherwise known as vermicomposting, is a method of composting that uses—you guessed it—worms. These little guys munch through about anything. When this organic matter passes through the worms the product is vermicompost. Vermicompost is rich in nutrients and plants approved. You can easily buy everything you need to get started online. The key tools are a container (which …

Composting

Composting

Composting is a broad term that has come to be associated with many different biological processes. For most purposes, composting is a method of turning what would otherwise be considered as waste into something usable. Rather than sending unwanted leftovers or expired food to the trash, which ultimately finds its way to an incinerator or landfill to fester, this organic …

Bokashi Compost

Bokashi Composting: A Comprehensive Guide

Bokashi composting is a way to turn table scraps and kitchen wastes into a rich garden soil. The Bokashi method does not produce bad smells or attract pests, and unlike traditional composting, it uses meat and dairy products in addition to plant material. It is far faster than traditional composting piles, completing in about five weeks rather than many months. Bokashi …