Biowaste gains value when it’s recycled. Two-thirds of the biowaste produced in Finnish kitchens still ends up being incinerated. Bioska exists to make recycling biowaste so easy and pleasant that it will all be recovered.
How to use Bioska
Take out the trash every third day
Maybe you could paint the nails on your thumb and ring finger green to remind yourself to take out the biotrash on Mondays and Thursdays? Bioska’s first task is to be durable, but its second task is composting – and that starts in your kitchen bin.
Cool your coffee grounds
If you empty your hot coffee grounds straight into Bioska, the bag will melt and you’ll make a hole in it. So keep the bag intact by letting your coffee grounds and teabags cool before throwing them away This will also help prevent any unnecessary liquid pooling in the bottom of the bag.
Spiky greens in the centre
Roses have thorns. Thorns make holes. That’s why it’s a good idea to cut sharp items, such as the stems of dried flowers, into sections that are a little shorter than the width of the bag, and also to place them in the centre of the bin.
Revamp your recycling day
Good morning! You wake up to a day in which recycling biowaste is pure joy. Imagine that you’re holding the thinnest of silks in your hand. Now imagine how it would feel like to pick up an enormous watermelon with that silk. And what if the bottom of the biowaste bin was always dry? This experience can now be yours with our newest biowaste bag: Bioska Plus.
Life after plate
It took only ten years for landfills to vanish in Finland. They were replaced by incineration plants. Now we’re renewing our composting plants. The newest plants first produce biogas, then compost mulch.
This is how your leftovers warm homes and power cars. They’re used to nourish fields and build parks. When you sort your biowaste into Bioska bags, it will be used in the best possible way.
See where your biowaste is processed
Use the service administered by Suomen Kiertovoima ry (KIVO) to find your nearest recycling point.
Biowaste is becoming an increasingly valuable raw material. Waste food restaurants have already been established in Finland. Apps, and at least one webstore, have been developed to sell waste food before it goes bad. In many homes, biowaste is also being recycled and processed in more creative and refined ways.
Waste food restaurants
Loop, Finland’s first waste food restaurant, opened in Helsinki in 2016. Nolla, which opened in February 2018, recycles not only food but also other materials and energy.
Waste food recipes
You can find plenty of recipes to reduce food waste online.
Porridge can be added to bread roll dough. Boiled potatoes are great in omelettes, and meat and fish in risottos. Boiled rice can be fried the next day, and you can turn leftover pasta into a salad.
If you’re interested in composting, but are finding it difficult because you live in an apartment, you can still use bokashi to make mulch at home.
Biowaste bag origami
Got a biowaste emergency, but you’re all out of Bioska? Here’s how to make a composting bag out of newspaper.
Spread two sheets of newspaper on top of each other and make an approximately 10cm fold at the top, widthwise.
Turn the newspaper over. Fold it in three lengthwise, so that the folds overlap.
Slide the topmost fold into the lowermost fold, ensuring that the lip fold from Step 1 is on the outside.
Turn it upside down, so the lower edge is now the top edge.
Fold the paper in half. Push the turned up section under the lip fold to secure it.
Open the top edge of the bag and fill it with biowaste!