How to compost cardboard – DIY
Posted On July 6, 2021
With the cardboard rocket ship on the horizon, it’s time to give it a try.
The rocket ship is the world’s largest wooden boat, with the dimensions of about 1.8m long.
The crew has a life raft and has been known to take people on a trip of up to 15km.
The first rocket ship was launched in the 1970s.
But in the 1990s, a team of Italian sailors built a new wooden ship called the Energia, which is a replica of the Energi, with a slightly smaller crew and some new components.
So now is the perfect time to try out the DIY version of composting your cardboard.
How to get started: Open a cardboard box.
Lay a piece of cardboard in the middle of the top layer.
Then cover the cardboard with water and leave it for about two hours.
Once the cardboard has cooled down, remove the water.
When you’re done, pour the water into a container and cover with foil.
You can also put it in the freezer for an hour or two.
This way, you’ll know when it’s ready.
To make a composting box, place about 50g of dry cardboard on a square of paper.
Place another 50g in the centre of the cardboard box, and place the remaining cardboard in a different square of the same paper.
The paper will be stretched out and will form a circular shape.
Make sure the cardboard is completely covered with the paper before pouring the water in, otherwise you may need to make a few adjustments.
Pour water into the cardboard to fill it up.
When the water reaches the top, pull it out with a wooden spoon.
Put the box into the freezer and freeze it for at least 30 minutes.
After it’s frozen, pour in the water from the container and mix with the other two parts.
To check the water content, open the container.
If the water is still there, the cardboard can be composted.
It’s important to keep the water and the plastic containers apart, otherwise the cardboard will float in the composting solution and the foam will not adhere.
When it’s done, you can return the container to the freezer.