For the first time in Israel, a trash compactor which will easily produce organic compost from kitchen garbage without accompanying smells will be available as a kitchen appliance.
Imported by Israeli agricultural company Agrolan, the device will utilize leftover food and other biodegradable house garbage to make garden fertilizer. A model will be on display at the nation's largest agricultural exhibition at the Central and Northern Arava Research and Development Center January 27-28, 2010.
While environmental movements have increased their appeals to private citizens, asking them to take steps to dispose of garbage in more environmentally-friendly ways, this will be the first "green" waste-disposal device which will be part of the kitchen.
Yehuda Glickman, CEO of Agrolan, says the new device makes composting easier than ever before, whether a user resides in a 5th floor apartment or on a large plot of land. According to Glickman, the composter works all day, every day to create up to 55 kilograms (121 pounds) of compost a month.
The composter creates the ideal temperature for compost-making, as well as mixing, ventilation, and humidity. It also neutralizes odors, worms, and bacteria. To top it off, the machine has a high thermal insulation, and uses little in the way of electricity.
It takes two weeks for a load of garbage to go through the composting process.