WCT | Sun Mix Blue
This Mixture of special grade wood shaving and COCO peat has been formulated because of its biodegradability and hygroscopic qualities property that works best in the Sun-Mar moisture management system
9kg avg Bag/35 Litre Bag — Bulking Agent Mixture
Packaging: Compostable paper bags
All Sustainably resourced; 100% produced from kiln-dried NZ pine and COCO Peat, with treatment additives for wet systems
- High hygroscopic qualities
- Good Biodegradability
Recommend for all M/F (micro-flush) Sun-Mar systems 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