Watch: The earthworm-powered home-composting system

September 1st, 2016

We all know the evils of food waste (clue: the massive amounts of methane produced by putting it in landfill, coupled with the staggering levels of food poverty around the globe) and the many benefits of food composting. But depending on where and how you live, it's not always possible, due to space restrictions or lack of facilities. Which is why the...

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We all know the evils of food waste (clue: the massive amounts of methane produced by putting it in landfill, coupled with the staggering levels of food poverty around the globe) and the many benefits of food composting. But depending on where and how you live, it’s not always possible, due to space restrictions or lack of facilities.

Which is why the BioVessel looks like quite a cool little invention. Angled as an “ecosystem powered by food waste”, it’s a compact device for composting leftovers and unwanted food bits that can be easily stored around pretty much any home. Best of all, it’s powered by earthworms. Yep, EARTHWORMS.

Simply chuck in some soil and a few earthworms to the BioVessel (there’s probably an organic hemp farming pop-up in a nearby brewery car park that you can salvage those items from), throw in your food waste and let Mother Nature the worms do their thing.

The BioVessel can work its way through 500g-1kg of food waste a week and you can even grow some new lil’ plants from it, for full circle-of-nature-waste-worm-leaf-synergy vibes. And if you’re worried about all this stinking out your apartment – don’t be. It apparently doesn’t smell of anything, save for “the slight scent of fresh soil after rain”. So there you go.

If you like the sound of that and want to give it some crowdfunding-shaped help, check the BioVessel Kickstarter page.

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