Estimates are that more than 229, 000 tonnes* of New Zealand’s annual landfill waste is food (that’s more than 400 Olympic sized swimming pools!) and that 50% of that is avoidable. (*Household Waste Data study 2008 for Ministry of Environment.) The Tanova Bokashi unit allows you to turn your food waste into a garden superfood; it's responsible, safe, sustainable... and rewarding too! Our Bokashi unit is an easy to use, hygienic kitchen based system. It reduces your household’s carbon footprint and contribution to greenhouse gas pollution. It's comprehensive; it can take ALL food waste, even meat and dairy. Its airtight lid creates anaerobic (no oxygen) fermentation; so no icky odours. It's faster than traditional composting. It saves money: New Zealand estimates suggest it costs more than $870 million per year to dispose of avoidable food waste to landfill. The liquid that the Bokashi unit generates is a garden superfood that adds the good stuff back into your soil.