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1/3 of all the food produced in the world is wasted and ends up in a landfill producing methane. The Urban Composter enables households to easily manage and monitor their food waste by composting at home. By controlling the carbon-nitrogen ratio and providing adequate aeration and moisture, greenhouse gas emissions can be minimized. The output can be used as fertilizer for your plants or in the landfill to speed up the breakdown of other waste. The goal of the design was to create a desirable object that users would want to have on display in their homes in order to spark conversation and spread awareness of food waste. (vimeo.com/52211498)
Umeå Institute of Design
Risager, Kim Enig