This Mixture of wood shaving and COCO peat has been formulated because of its biodegradability and hygroscopic qualities property that works best in the CM2 moisture management system.
8kg Bag/30 Letres — Bulking Agent Mixture
Packaging: Compostable paper bags
100% produced from kiln dried NZ pine and COCO Peat
Sustainable renewably resourced
High hygroscopic qualities
Recommend for CM2 Black and CM2 White models as starter bed in chambers, and daily use.
Composting with CARBON/NITROGEN (C:N) RATIO
Human waste has a carbon to nitrogen ratio less than 10 parts carbon, whereas the optimum C:N ratio for composting human de-jecta (waste) is 20-30 parts carbon. A bulking agent with a high C:N ratio is therefore preferred, as this allows a smaller quantity of the agent to be used in comparison with other materials.
Representative ratios for commonly available bulking agents are shown below to indicate the relative ability of the materials to provide additional carbon.
BULKING AGENT (DRY) CARBON/NITROGEN (C:N) RATIO;
- 650 Softwood shavings
- 550 Hardwood shavings
- 500 Newsprint
- 500 Softwood bark
- 450 Sawdust
- 130 Wheat straw
- 120 Rice hulls
- 80 Straw - general
- 60 Leaves and shrub trimmings
- 20 Grass clippings
- 20 Hay
- 20 Vegetable scraps