Before starting a transformation cycle of your food waste, here are the 5 golden rules to follow:
- Ensure that the food in the bucket has been valorized to their maximum to avoid food waste;
- Be sure to add small amounts of different foods;
- Be sure to respect the maximum filling line inside the bucket;
- Do not cut your food waste before placing it in the Tero, with the exception of robust or fibrous foods (banana peels, asparagus, celery, etc.), which must be cut into pieces about 1 inch;
- Add coffee grounds or eggshells to your waste to make it easier to get a better fertilizer texture.
Once these rules are applied, you can deposit the following food waste in your Tero:
- Even if a food can be processed by the device, it should be avoided to add a very large amount in a cycle, as this could result in a still wet or coarse fertilizer;
- The following foods are more difficult to process because they can remain sticky, clump together or stick to the walls:
- Very wet foods (tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelon, etc.)
- Fatty foods (chips, meat, processed foods, etc.)
- Starchy foods (rice, pasta, potatoes, etc.)
- Very sweet fruits (melons, bananas, grapes, pineapples, etc.)
- Desserts (cakes, pies, cookies, etc.)
- Fertilizer resulting from the processing of very salty foods (fast food, chips, ultraprocessed foods, etc.) should be used carefully in your plants, because too much sodium could harm them.
Finally, the more varied the processed foods are, the more you will get a rich and diverse natural nutrient fertilizer.
To find out which foods cannot be processed by the Tero device, click here.
To access the Directory of Eligible Foods in the Tero, click here.