Compâs makes composting at home easy! Composting in big cities (with few gardens or big spaces for it) is not very popular, making the garbage disposal cycle in Argentina overloaded and inefficient. This compost bin is designed for urban households. It is a vermicompost (worms are included!) where no direct contact with ground earth is required.
With a variety of colors, this composting kit blends in aesthetically with its surroundings (balconies, kitchens or patios). By making a compost bin that fits in a balcony or patio, people can start composting their organic waste at home. Our product encourages composting for those who need that extra push to start!
Our team met while teaching at the Faculty of Design and Architecture, in the University of Buenos Aires (FADU-UBA), Argentina. We came from different backgrounds, but we all believed sustainable design to be a tool to make a positive green change in the world. We started composting in our homes, personally evaluating what requirements were needed to make domestic composting easy and attractive to our customers. For us, even the smallest action counts in order to make a better world.
Each composting kit has 2 plastic PE containers, an OSB lid and table, and a plastic funnel for compost tea harvesting. Containers are available in red, yellow, green, gray and black: all of them are recyclable, but black containers are already made of recycled plastic. Our packaging is made out of carboard and re-used coffee sack's raffia fabric so it can be composted after use, following our green philosophy.
The compost bin works with two containers of 22lts each, but a third container can be added if needed. When the top container is filled with organic waste (2 months aprox.), it is moved to the bottom so the empty container starts getting filled. Meanwhile, once the worms have run out of food in the bottom container, they will move to the top container in search for new food, through the holes drilled in the base. Therefore, after 45 days aprox., the bottom container is left almost vermin free with the composted earth ready for harvesting. This cycle continues endlessly, as in nature!