The Maze Kitchen Composter utilizes an air tight container and Bokashi microbes as a compost activator. It has been specifically designed to initiate the breakdown of organic waste in the home environment. Bokashi is a Japanese term meaning “Fermented Organic Matter”. It can refer to either a liquid or bran based material that has been fermented with EM (friendly bacteria). Bokashi products are generally pleasant smelling and, when added to your bucket, are designed to accelerate the fermentation of organic matter. The fermentation process does not produce adverse smells so you can keep the bucket under the sink or anywhere in the home and, once treated in the Kitchen Composter, the material can be safely dug into your garden or placed directly into your outdoor compost bin.