Whirlpool alongside their innovation incubator, WLabs, have created the Zera Food Recycler, a kitchen compost that can break down a weeks worth of food in just 24 hours.
“The Zera™ system utilizes oxygen, moisture, heat, a plant-based additive, and an agitator to expedite decomposition of food scraps, reducing its volume by two-thirds within 24 hours.”
Built for convenience to be used in homes where a traditional compost does not fit with lifestyle choices, the Zera system slots neatly into your kitchen and eliminates the need for an extra outdoor compost bin.
“With an estimated 40% of food in the United States wasted every year, the Zera™ system ensures that food waste can be converted into a homemade fertiliser, as opposed to being disposed into a landfill.”
A crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo is set to go live on January 6, 2017.
Visit Zera.com to learn more and sign up for updates.
Kira Simpson is a sustainability activist, climate optimist and founder, and editor of The Green Hub. Her own sustainable living journey began five years ago when she realised our choices matter. What we eat, where we shop, what we wear, how we live, these choices have the power to shape the kind of world we want to live in. Since launching The Green Hub in 2016 she has grown the blog to become a platform for sustainable fashion and conscious living helping people make lifestyle choices which are kinder to the planet.