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In your kitchen, of all places! Who of you would love to use themselves an “Ekokook?” Don’t know what that is? I’ll tell you! It’s a kitchen system that makes use of all your waste, all of it. Even that. Yep. And that too! It’s got the capability to use and re-use all of your solid waste, liquid waste, and organic waste. How, you say? Well, let me Ekokook you up a fwe answers!

Micro-plant 1) First, we’ve got the solid waste. What to do? Select, process, store. Solid wastes, in this case, are wastes that have no smell. These wastes are as thus: glass, paper, plastic, metal, and miscellaneous. Each of these are placed in their own bin and smashed down to minimal size. All of these items activated by hand: a steel ball, like the ball in a pinball machine, to break glass, an endless screw like a nut-cracker to compress cans and water bottles, and a manual shredder-crusher to shred paper before turning it into briquettes.

Micro-plant 2) Water. Use, collection, and recycling. First, a double sink for retention. The second sink collects water that’s been filtered of any grease scum into two pitchers that can then be used on household plants. All of this can be lifted out and cleaned (which it should be regularly) to keep up hygiene.

Micro-plant 3) Organic waste. Night of the living garbage bin. This is the earth worm composer. It uses real earthworms to break down organic wastes. Green wastes go in here like peels, scrapings, left-overs, etc. Food waste. The container with the worms is a drum that rotates a notch a day. The waste inside shifts gradually and after three months maturing are considered lumbri compost. Liquid effluent drains into two pitchers, and diluted one part effluent to ten parts water, this junk becomes perfect food for indoor and outdoor plants.

Designer: FALTAZI

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17 Comments

  • Dan says:

    Well thought, this is the future! what software was used to produce this video??

  • Confucius says:

    Nice concept and well thought out, however, there are some major issues that cannot be overlooked.
    All the different mechanisms, pockets, draws etc are going to be a nightmare to clean!
    Secondly, you have a waste disposal facility in your kitchen, including a compost bin. Theres a reason they’re kept outside, because they STINK!
    I wont be coming around for dinner.

    • Curtis says:

      actually I’ve seen indoor compost devices before, typically they’re not air tight, but use filter cartridges to filter air for smell… http://www.naturemill.com/

      My main concern is that in this case your composter has 8 containers that rotate every day, but organic waste takes 3 months to become compost, so what happens to the waste that is added to the “near” compost as it rotates each day. In other words how to do get a “batch” of compost out or prevent it form mixing with new waste?

      Also I do agree that it will be a pain to clean

      • Pio says:

        A lot of this is explained much better in the video (in French, though). The compost containers don’t rotate every day, but rather advance a small step each time you throw compost-able (sp?) material in it. Since only a portion of kitchen waste can be used for this, the waste in one compartment will probably stay there for quite a while. Furthermore, after one revolution, each compartment empties into a removable compost tray that sits beneath the wheel where it can decompose further before you feed it to your plants 🙂

        But yeah, a PITA to clean out it seems.. That said, this is one of the more compelling ideas I have seen on this site in a while. This isn’t just neat design, it actually has a decent purpose!

  • maui says:

    how much?!

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