The Urban Composter Brings the Breaking Down of Organic Matter Indoors

 - Nov 19, 2013
Even if you've got a backyard and you've set up a designated spot for organic waste, how often do you actually use it? The Urban Composter is an attempt to make the practice of responsibly discarding edibles much more accessible to improve the health of the planet.

Inspired by the elegant form of an ancient Greek amphora, this receptacle is smooth, white and glossy and projects this notion of purity and cleanliness. The idea is that it shouldn't be associated with dirt and waste.

Once your food scraps have been inserted beneath the lid of Kim Enig Risager's contraption, the Urban Composter controls the carbon-nitrogen ratio to carry out a process of aerobic digestion. This reduces greenhouse gases like methane and keeps wilted veggies from stinking up your kitchen.