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The Ekokook Kitchen Uses Earthworms for Waste Management

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jan 27, 2010   Updated: Aug 18 2011 • References: faltazi and dezeen
Worms are the engines behind Faltazi's Ekokook kitchen. The designers Victor Massip and Laurent Lebot of Faltazi have created this concept system in which worms break down waste and water is recycled at the point where it is created: in the kitchen.

The Ekokook kitchen includes ultraponic pods, resevoirs for collecting water and containers with earthworms that break down waste, which can be found underneath the sinks and hanging from the ceiling.

Implications - This kitchen is the perfect example of how many consumers are going to extreme lengths to reinforce their green beliefs. While many companies were once able to get away with labeling themselves as eco-friendly, consumers now expect far superior eco-initiatives from a variety of companies.