The Uncommon Life

Introducing: The Scrap-Cycler

June 4, 2010

composter

After three weeks of  educating the community about composting, reviewing 94 amazing submissions and figuratively being up to our elbows in compost – the ultimate composter has finally been chosen!

Congratulations to Gail Loos, who designed this countertop kitchen scrap grinder, with removable bin and biodegradable liners. UncommonGoods, Quirky and the LES Ecology Center loved the thoughtfulness put into Gail’s design. A fun fact from Gail: “While testing my homemade prototype, I was able to reduce the volume of my kitchen waste by 80% or more! But the ultimate benefit is this: it wildly increased the speed at which kitchen scraps were converted to compost by exposing more surfaces to worms and other composting agents.”

Thanks to everyone who voted and participated in Compostapalooza…but your work is not done yet!  Before this composter goes into production, we need you to influence the final design with your opinions and feedback. Hop on over to Quirky and complete this quick and easy product research survey. Not only does your opinion really, really matter, but you will also get a small percentage of the product sales because you influenced the design!

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2 Comments

  • Reply theGoods – UncommonGoods blogs about products, gift ideas, gift wrapping, artists, designers and more! » Compostapalooza Industrial Designs June 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    […] kids over at Quirky are quick! We just selected the winner of Compostapalooza on Friday, and already they have 21 designs sketched out. Head over to their site and vote for your […]

  • Reply theGoods – UncommonGoods blogs about products, gift ideas, gift wrapping, artists, designers and more! » Compostapalooza design chosen June 10, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    […] and Quirky’s ultimate composter based on winner Gail Loos’ idea – the Scrap-Cycler.  I love how thin and streamlined this is…it looks like it could fit in with any lifestyle […]

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