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, 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.
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