iCompost - Innovative SA Product Turning Waste Into Compost Overnight!
Photo Cred: iCompost

All you have to do is put your kitchen scraps into the iCompost every day, press START, and when you wake up in the morning, you will have rich compost that you can use in your plants.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa (08 December 2021) – A Johannesburg initiative that was selected as one of the “Top 300 Best Practices on Sustainability in The World” is launching an electric kitchen composter… an innovative first-of-its-kind product in South Africa.

Earlier this year, Good Things Guy reported on the South African The Compost Kitchen business being selected as one of the 300 World Best Practices on Sustainability and Innovation by the United Nations. This time, The Compost Kitchen has something even more exciting! Since starting their journey in 2018, The Compost Kitchen found thousands of people who instinctively feel that it is wrong to throw organic waste in the bin, and they are actively looking for ways to avoid their food waste going to landfills.

However, most of them haven’t found the right solution that meets their needs yet.

The simplest way to compost food scraps at home is to have a compost heap in the garden, but most people are looking for a solution that has no odour, no flies, no vermin and no mess. The Compost Kitchen believes that if we can make composting so convenient that it can be done at the touch of a button, more people will take it up. They think technology is the solution.

Their new product ‘iCompost’ uses technology to turn your food waste into compost at the touch of a button. All you have to do is put your kitchen scraps into the machine every day, press START, and when you wake up in the morning, you will have rich compost that you can use in your plants.

iCompost - Innovative SA Product Turning Waste Into Compost Overnight!
Photo Cred: iCompost

How does it work?

Step 1. Put all types of food waste gathered throughout the day, including coffee grounds, tea bags and eggshells.

Step 2. Press Start. In just a few hours, its odourless and low-noise technology transforms your food waste into compost.

Step 3. The result: a dry, natural and nutrient-rich soil amendment for plants, lawns and gardens.

They named the solution iCompost because they believe each of us needs to take responsibility for our waste ourselves. Many of us are waiting for the government to provide a free solution, but that is unlikely to happen anytime soon in an emerging economy like South Africa, so ” ‘i’ need to compost my food scraps at home”.​

In their collection model, which they’ve been doing for three years, they realised that organic waste is 90% water, so we’re actually just trucking around water – which is inefficient. Although there is a net benefit of ensuring the organic waste gets composted rather than landfilled, they think the whole way society manages our waste needs updating. They believe that our food waste should be composted at our own homes, which enriches our soil instead of filling the landfills.

For more information about iCompost, please click here.


Sources: iCompost | Himkaar Singh 
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