In a project partnership among Rice University, NASA, and Chalmers University of Technology (based in Sweden), Rice University students developed a device called the BioBlend that makes it easy to turn kitchen waste into mulch.
Video describing the project
The BioBlend takes food going through a garbage disposal and saves it as a moist, finely chopped form of waste. The finely chopped waste takes less time to turn into compost and can also be used to generate biogas.
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