The Garbage Guzzler
In a world where food waste is an increasing problem, the Garbage Guzzler is the perfect solution: it takes any organic waste, including oils and cardboard, and turns them into compost, biofuel or makes them disappear!
The Garbage Guzzler uses aerobic digestion to process organic waste. Bacteria inside the machine is heated until it becomes active and starts digesting waste inside the unit.
Once the digestion process starts, the bacteria produces heat, meaning it is self-sustaining and requires little, if any, energy to keep it at operating temperature. The high temperatures have a sterilising effect on the waste inside.
The bacteria is also self-replicating, and in most cases as long as it is fed a regular source of organic waste there is no need to keep adding new bacteria.
During the digestion process, carbon dioxide and water vapour that is already contained in the food is released. The first time through, waste is reduced by over 70% in volume and leaves an output that can be used as soil improver or biomass fuel.
Alternatively, the output can be put back through the Garbage Guzzler along with new organic waste to reduce it down further.
Repeating this process can reduce waste to virtually nothing.
Most types of organic waste can be put into the Garbage Guzzler. It is recommend that an average mix of 60% wet to 40% dry waste is put through the machine, therefore you would need to mix wet food waste with cardboard for example.
Mixtures of organic waste that can be put through the Garbage Guzzler include: Food waste, fat oil and grease, cardboard and paper packaging, disposable coffee cups, cellophane and horticultural waste.
Waste going through the Garbage Guzzler is reduced by upwards of 70% in a 24-72 hour time frame, although the output volume can be adjusted depending on its intended uses. Once waste has been digested, what remains can be used as digestate biomass fuel or as a soil improver.
Unlike anaerobic digestion, the Garbage Guzzler does not produce methane. This means there are no specialist handling or safety requirements for the output.