Zera Food Recycler Turns Food Waste Into Fertiliser

Kira Simpson

Whirlpool alongside their innovation incubator, WLabs, have created the Zera Food Recycler, a kitchen compost that can break down a week’s 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.

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“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

Kira Simpson is an environmentalist and sustainability expert. She started The Green Hub as a blog in 2015, which has since grown to become one of Australia’s largest education sites dedicated to helping people live a more sustainable lifestyle.