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College students find way to recycle garbage and protect water supplies

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.