Closing the circle

By Leonardo Mussa January 17, 2020 Edition CHIC 2019-2020Discover Applant project

Christmas holidays have been a time for relaxing, preparing for the upcoming exams and also for refining our original concept of a connected pot.  New year came along with new ideas and we are now considering the possibility of integrating a small composting system into our electronic plant-care system. 

It is estimated that around 20% of our waste is organic material that can be composted, however most of us simply dump kitchen scraps into the trash bin and all this precious, nutrient-rich substance goes litterally to waste. Why can’t we use it to feed our plants instead? Along the world many simple, elegant and reportedly odourless solutions have been devised to integrate a composter into a plant pot and we are confident that with the help of a little electronic we can turn this idea into an interesting and eco-friendly feature to add to our own device.

We are looking forward for the exams to finish and to start testing this interesting idea, stay tuned for updates!