Many households are composting their fruit and vegetables. Egg shells; dead flowers; human and animal hair; coffee grounds; glass clippings and newspapers can also be composed. Is this something you're currently doing at home?
You can compost reduce your green kitchen waste even without a compost bin, even in the tiniest studio with no balcony. There is a kitchen bucket thingummy that uses anaerobic microbes to break down kitchen waste into a fermented liquid. Obviously you have a set up cost for buying the bucket with airtight lid, and the "kobashi" that goes into it to breakdown the kitchen scraps. It has a tap at the bottom to get the liquid, which you then pour into the garden outside, or on the nature strip, or into the next door neighbours compost. I find it smelly when I open the lid to put more waste in or open the tap to take the liquid out, so I keep a bottle of airfresher next to it for that, but once sealed again it doesn't smell. The smell might also be because I tipped in ricotta cheese. ;)
I have recently begun composting. I started by going to a free workshop, run by the local council, on composting and worm farming. We intially bought a kitchen anaerobic set up, but then decided we needed something bigger. As we have a garden with lots of leaves we decided that we didn't need the worm garden, just the compost bin. We have started with buying 2 bins, one to start with and one to move onto when the first bin is full.
It wasn't just the desire to reduce waste, it was also a desire to "condition" our soil as I want to start growing our own vegies.
No food waste leaves our property. I have 9 compost bins, 3 worm farms, chickens, quails and a dog so nothing goes it waste here. I even use old meat scraps and bones to breed maggots for the chickens. The only thing that I put in the bin is plastic and dog poo i'm very aware of the amount of packaging I bring home from shopping to keep this to the minimum. I live on a 600m suburban block
I used to compost food when I lived on 5 acres however now that I live in suburbia, I would not really know what to do with it or even where to compost it as my garden is not big enough to have any type of compost bin.
I compost all I can, including leftover teapot liquid.
Place all into plastic bags for storage in freezer.
When in the 'mood', place in bucket overnight to thaw out.
Pour it all over my lavender-coloured 'Crepe Myrtle' tree! It loves it, & in return, produces THE most beautiful, rich flowers!
I have tried and tried to do this at home. I successfully made a small compost heap out in the communal garden when I lived in an apartment, but sadly, now that I am back in with my parents it's not even a slight option!
I used to compost newpaper, glass, flowers and food :-)