This Mixture of wood shaving COCO peat and Peat moss has been formulated because of its biodegradability and hygroscopic qualities property that works best in the Ecolet moisture management system.
9kg avg /35 Litre Bag — Bulking Agent Mixture
Packaging: Reusable plastic bags
All Sustainably resourced;
Wood shavings 100% produced from kiln dried NZ pine, COCO Peat & Peat Moss, with chem snap additive -
Mixture features high hygroscopic qualities.
Recommend for Ecolet 240 15e/25e/55ai/65ai models as starter bed, composting systems setup 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 dejecta (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