Plants Love Your Leftovers

To many, the idea of starting a compost pile seems like a daunting task. Few of us have large enough outdoor areas or the time and patience to manage. The Nepenthes planter provides a smaller, cleaner way of recycling organics and growing your own food. Simply place your leftovers down the hatch and let the bacteria do the rest. Nutrients will be released back into the soil where they can be used by plants. No need to worry about the smell, a built in carbon filter ensures the planter stays smelling fresh.Kinda looks like a carnivorous pitcher plant!

Designer: Khitrova Anna


  • MLG says:

    Ironically, it seems like a waste of plastic. There must be a more elegant solution.

  • biodigestors says:

    you cannot compost cooked food, and if you do, you cannot do it inside your house, the only leftovers you can compost are natural materials like fruits, and veggies. if this thing is not meant to compost leftovers you shouldn’t imply it in a vector. (just a tip of visual communication)

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  • andrea says:

    Has the designer done a real test before doing the conceptual design?
    I personally think it won’t work, it’s too thin and will be clogged fast and there’s likely not enough air intake through the compost. Moreover, leachate will get into the bottom but it’s not “nutrients”, it’s an acid solution which should be diluted with water to be used as a fertilizer, so without proper treatment it will kill the plants’ roots. You’d also need worms inside it to move the compost around and transform it in a decent time, but even then, they won’t go much through the roots of a plant…

    On the other hand, it’s a good idea to work on designing an home appliance to make compost. It must be made in a very different way though. You make compost through a 2/3 month process at least, and you need to leave it “fermenting” properly before you move out the finished hearth to plant vegetables in it. To allow transformation you need to let some air in through either holes on the side of the canister or through an open grill bottom, and you need to let fluids out of the bottom too otherwise the compost will start bubbling up and it will become a stinking mess.
    Also, you need to put it in a somehow open space since the smell will be strong enough even with a carbon filter.

  • Tai says:

    This seems to have been designed by someone who has neither composted nor studied the process of composting. It doesn’t look as though there’s been much thought toward its practical usage either. As others have mentioned above, this will almost certainly not work as intended.

    Also, am I to assume that this uses an electrically-powered shredder? So, it’s using energy to compost? Not good.

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