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2020 / Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Residential Sustainable Design / Student

Lotus Composter

  • Prizes
    Winner in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation/Residential Sustainable Design
  • Lead Designer
    Kennedy Castelli
  • Design Team
    Kennedy Castelli, Kaitlin Westbrook
  • Project Link
  • University
    Savannah College of Art and Design

A handpowered indoor composting system designed for small-space living, allowing the user to better utilize a waste-free lifestyle if they don't have outdoor space. In the US the average person wastes 238lbs of food per year. Composting is a great way to mitigate that, however many people do not have access to an outdoor space to hold a compost container. Lotus provides an indoor composting solution that quickly turns organic material into fresh compost. Lotus works much like a salad spinner. Two lids allow the internal bucket to turn and stay sealed, while the outer bucket captures the waste.

Photo Credit: Kennedy Castelli