Composting In Your Kitchen

The problem I found when having a small kitchen is that it’s almost impossible to compost due to space. It’s also a smelly job, though a company believes they’ve come up with a compact, non-smelly kitchen composter that doesn’t include worms or attract flies.

NatureMill Composter

NatureMill, from San Francisco have come up with an indoor composter that is small enough to fit in regular kitchen cabinets, can process up to 120 lbs (55 kg) of organic waste per month, and uses just 10 watts of energy. Composting takes place inside a sealed inner chamber. Air is drawn into the chamber by a small fan, and a mixbar and heater keep the process moving along at the correct temperature. A red light indicates when the cure tray needs to be emptied – about once every two weeks – and the end-product is rich compost fertilizer. You can see a diagram of exactly how it works.

The units sell for $299–399. An outdoor version ($399) takes care of pet droppings, too: “for up to 2 large dogs, or 4 cats, rabbits, hamsters, snakes or other small animals.” NatureMills ships worldwide, but international shipping is expensive at the moment.

If you have a composter, please let us know your thoughts by leaving a comment or drop us a line.

[Via: Springwise]

5 thoughts on “Composting In Your Kitchen

  1. I really enjoy reading your blog, it always has great insight. But I am very frustrated with the fact that so few people are talking about presidential candidates and their thoughts on global warming. Now that it is down to just a few candidates I would think that this would be a bigger issue.

    Live Earth just picked up this topic and put out an article ( http://www.liveearth.org/news.php ) live earth is also asking why the presidential candidates are not being solicited for their stance on the issue of the climate change. I just saw a poll on http://www.EarthLab.com that says people care a lot about what their next leader thinks of global warming. Does anyone know of another poll or other results about this subject?

    Here is the page where I saw the EarthLab poll: http://www.earthlab.com/life.aspx. This is a pretty legit website; they are endorsed by Al Gore and the alliance for climate protection and they have a carbon footprint calculator. Does anyone have a strong opinion about this like I do? No matter what your political affiliation is or who you vote for this is an important issue for our environment, our economy and for homeland security.

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  2. Hi Adrian,
    Thanks for your comment. We’ve made it a point on our site not to talk much about the US presidential candidates precisely because so many other places are talking about it. I can list 5 places off the top of my head that already discuss the candidates “green-ness”, however I can agree that the economy and immigration seem to solicit the most discussion – especially from the mainstream press and the candidates themselves.

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  3. My mum and sister have Bokashi bins, which look like a simpler version of the one in your review: http://www.bokashi.com.au/

    It’s very basic. You just stick your organic waste in the top and sprinkle this natural ‘stuff’ on the top, and after it does its thing, a liquid fertilizer comes out the bottom. Magic.

    I wanted to get one but I live in a teeny tiny apartment that has nowhere outside that isn’t sunny …They *say* you can keep it inside but it does get a little smelly from time to time so you need a spot to stick it outside. It’s really awesome though, just from chucking the fertilizer randomly without thinking in the back yard, mum has grown a huge pumpkin and rock melon vine!!! She didn’t even plant them, how cool is that.

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  4. Sounds great Fran thanks. I’ll see if I can get hold of one or something similar to test as it would be nice to compare a few of the ones available on the market. Sounds great!

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