Once again - really. Really really.
As a solution for dealing with food waste (or any waste for that matter) you can't get any better than 'right away, where it's created', which is what the Green Cone and Green Johanna do.
Each year, and at any given moment, literally millions of tonnes of food waste are in transport from homes and businesses to landfills, composters and other facilities, sometimes hundreds of miles from where the waste was created. The number of trucks and the distance they travel is huge, as is the amount of greenhouse gas they create. So a solution that can effectively take up to one third of the total garbage we create out of that carbon cycle, with no negative impact on the other side, and can do so ad infinitum, is about as sustainable as you can get.
From an economic perpsective, the cost of a food waste digester can be amortized over a couple of years, maximum, based on current tipping fees for waste in most communities. That doesn't consider the long term cost of the carbon impact or even the pickup and hauling costs. So that's a second solid leg of the sustainability stool.
Maybe just as important is that home treatment puts responsibility for waste in the hands of the people who create it, and gives them an easy, effective way to deal with it. That's empowering, and it also gives us all a chance to look the waste we produce on a daily basis in the eye, and maybe take steps to reduce it.
Add in that the Green Cone is made in North America, and both it and the Gren Johanna are made from recycled plastic, that they ultilize no chemicals or additives in operation. They're durable - guaranteed for 10 years - and easily maintained, as all of the individual parts are readily available should something ever break. And the parts themselves can be recylced or reused if there ever is an end of the day. It truly has a cradle-to-cradle existence.
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