'Bokashi One' kitchen composting System, now part of our range!
NEW TO SHOP BASICS IN FEBRUARY 2012
We are very excited to announce that as of the 1st of February 2012 the 'Bokashi One' kitchen composting system will be part of our product range.
Bokashi One Kitchen Composting System:
Another wonderful invention! The Bokashi One is a composting system designed to be used in the kitchen.
It's a practical, hygienic and convenient process which utilises food waste to produce a rich juice and nourishing compost which inject life and vitality into your garden.
How does it work? Food waste is layered with Bokashi One Mix in a Bokashi One Bucket. Due to the air-tight bucket and the micro-organisms present in the Bokashi One Mix, the waste ferments. The waste does not decompose in the bucket, however, it reduces in volume as its water content drains through the grate at the bottom of the bucket, creating fantastic bokashi juice. The juice is bursting with micro-organisms and can be diluted and used in the garden and around the home. When the bucket is full, waste is transferred outside and buried beneath the soil to complete the composting process. Breakdown is rapid thanks to the micro-organisms present in the Bokashi One Mix.
Shop Basics Sponsors Corinbank Festival 2010
Corinbank, Canberra ’s trailblazing arts and music
festival, is on again from 26-28 February 2010 at the beautiful Corin Forest
In 2010, Corinbank will once more offer an
incredibly diverse array of performance, art and music, headlined by You Am I,
Ash Grunwald, Clare Bowditch, and Urthboy. Attendees will be able to “immerse” themselves
in a wide range of activities, which in previous years have included everything
from yoga to mountain biking.
But Corinbank is very different to most other
festivals. Sustainability is taken very seriously, and green practices have
been central to Corinbank since its inception in 2008. Corinbank was the first
Australian festival to be powered by 100 per cent biodiesel (a renewable energy
source) and employs numerous strategies, such as grey water processing,
composting toilets and use of biodegradable crockery and cutlery (supplied by Earth Basics for the
2010 festival), in its aim to become a ’zero waste‘
festival. A tree is planted for every ticket sold and Corinbank also offers
voluntary carbon offsets for travel to the festival site.
Leading by example is only part of Corinbank's
goal. Corinbank not only practices sustainability, but gives festival-goers of
all ages the chance to learn more about the environment, through workshops and
hands-on activities, which are the showcase of the GreenKultureVillage .
Innovations in 2010 include a slow food
banquet; and a commitment to have 30% of all vendor produce sourced locally.
For more information about
the Corinbank 2010 program, or to buy a ticket, visitwww.corinbank.com
WIN TV News item on EnviroBags biodegradable plastic bags
Maryke Booth, Director of ShopBasics, was interviewed by WIN television about EarthBasics enviro products. To watch the interview just 'Click' the play button (this clip is provided with the permission of WIN TV):
ShopBasics Online brings huge product range to the internet.
December 2007. Shop Basics, Canberra's leading source of retail display and visual merchandising products launches its new online shop. Now clients all over Australia can browse and select from the huge range of products that Shop Basics supplies and have the items delivered right to their door. It brings their vast product range including showcases, mannequins, Slatwall and eco-friendly Earth Basics products right to your computer. Browse the product range complete with detailed specifications, colours and size details.
ABC radio, Canberra, features "No waste" sustainable packaging
3rd, 2007. Maryke Booth from ShopBasics was interviewed on ABC radio
about the advantages of "no waste" environment friendly packaging for
takeaway and party foods.
Maryke showed plates made from potatoes, cutlery and straws made from cornstarch and biodegradable plastic bags.
said "Although more expensive than conventional styrofoam alternatives,
you are able to recycle all the used knives, food scraps and cutlery
through your worm bin."