An Australian start-up is set to tackle the food waste problem with the launch of a new product it claims can prevent 23 tonnes in CO2 emissions per year.
Byron Bay-based Subpod is gearing up to launch the Subpod, a revolutionary new food waste management system that uses worms and microbes to turn waste into soil as it moves to target a global market.
The unique product is disguised as a seat to integrate seamlessly into existing gardens.
The Subpod is embedded into the soil directly allowing worms and microbes access to waste and its odourless design means the system doesn’t attract flies and rats, all while reducing the workload of traditional composting by 80%.
One of the target markets Subpod is aiming for with the new food waste management system is restaurants and cafés as well as eco-resorts and community gardens.
The company claims that 10 Subpods working in unison can prevent the same level of CO2 emissions as 5 cars in one year, instead producing nutrient-rich soil that can be used in food production.
Company CEO, Saadi Allan, said: “Subpod makes it easy to take a tiny step that can make a huge difference.
“By simply taking the hard work out of composting and providing education and support to beginners, we are building a global community of waste warriors who are turning waste into a key resource and having fun while doing it.”
The Subpod is available for pre-order through the crowdfunding website Kickstarter from November 5th for 30 days.
With the US producing 150,000 tonnes of food waste alone, Subpod is set to try and change how waste is managed moving into the future.