A new industry start-up is set to tackle the food waste problem with the launch of a product it claims can prevent 23 tonnes in CO2 emissions per year.
Australian firm Subpod is gearing up to launch of a modular composting system by the same name with a campaign on crowdfunding site Kickstarter from 5 November.
The Subpod is embedded into the soil directly allowing worms and microbes access to waste and its odourless design means the system doesn’t attract flies and rats, all while reducing the workload of traditional composting by 80%.
One of the target markets Subpod is aiming for with the new food waste management system is restaurants and cafés as well as eco-resorts and community gardens.
The company claims that 10 Subpods working in unison can prevent the same level of CO2 emissions as 5 cars in one year, instead producing nutrient-rich soil that can be used in food production.
Company CEO, Saadi Allan, said: “Subpod makes it easy to take a tiny step that can make a huge difference.
“By simply taking the hard work out of composting and providing education and support to beginners, we are building a global community of waste warriors who are turning waste into a key resource and having fun while doing it.”
The Subpod is available for pre-order through the crowdfunding website once the campaign gets underway next week.