JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – A passionate South African start-up has developed an ergonomically beautiful way to recycle house food waste.
The company has been working for 4 years on methods to successfully recycle house food and other organic waste.?“We pretty much testing out every conceivable way to quickly recycle organic waste and this is the one we found to be most effective” – R&D Director Craig Bartlett explains. He goes on “The problem we aimed to help solve is the Methane gas in our landfills issue. When your food scraps lie up against plastic in rubbish (as happens in landfill sites), that area gets no oxygen so it starts to rot, which then releases methane gas”
This Methane gas is being release from all landfills, South Africa and the world, on a huge scale. As much attention, if not more, needs to be placed on recycling the organic waste. Hence we designed and built the Organic Bin”.
The Organic Bin breaks down the food scrapes, converting them into usable (vermi)-compost. “The beating heart of these bins is an organic Micro-Mix of the best bacteria and Lumbricus Terrestris (Ver de Terre). This is the real nuts and bolts of these bins. We’ve developed the best”. says Gavin Atwell, Micro-Mix Developer. “It’s a beautiful cycle, you give your pet bacteria and Lumbricus your food waste and they give food to your plants”. What sets these organic bins apart from other home based recycling units is their effectiveness and their beautiful style. With a range of different designs, you can add it to any area of your patio or garden. “We are bringing beautiful back to waste”
As landfill space in South Africa reaches capacity and as we are seeking solutions for these problems, we all need to understand that we are all part of of the problem of global warming (and general environment fuck-ups) so by default we are all a part of the solution.