The 'Taihi' bin is an odor-free compost bin that's attempting to alter people's perceptions of waste recycling and reduction.
The device features a double-lidded system and relies on a Japanese method of fermenting to decompose waste, while eliminating the mess and smell. This system extracts the liquid from the waste, storing it into a separate compartment. When removed, this compartment can be used to instantly feed household plants. The double-lidded system, coupled with a set of rubber seals, ensures for an odor-free experience, while the non-stick coating aids in emptying and cleaning. The clear and minimal design of this project makes for an unobtrusive, but environmentally responsible kitchen accessory.
The process of making the less glamorous aspects of environmental responsibility seem appealing poses a challenge to designers, resulting in the conception of objects like the Taihi bin, which eliminates some of the messier elements.