4mm wabi-sabi mats from 7th June
6th June 2021 : : Composting ones old ecoYoga Mat
A slow cold start to the year of allotmenting in Edinburgh. Temperatures more consistent the past week and the insects now seriously buzzing.
i was emptying my compost bins a couple weeks back delighted to find worm galore and beautifully degrading yoga mat material.
I use reject and old ecoyoga material around my allotment and early last year had put a piece at the base of an old metal drum where i put my grass, tree and allotment cuttings.
A good combination of moisture, air, temperature and the material breaks down and away well. The yoga mat material used in this compost barrel was a couple years old from lying around on paths at my allotment so was quite dry to start. This degradation after a year is great !
Food stuffs are fast to breakdown therefore in my compost bin more for food waste the mat material takes relatively longer to degrade. Cutting the mat into bits does not work; better to use it as a layer in such composts that can be maintained within as you use empty each year. It will breakdown and crumble eventually.
After i had emptied the compost from the barrel:
a good home:
little piece of coral red ..