CLEAN & EASY
air pump system
prevents the decomposition of biowaste
Ekokamu’s business concept is based on an integrated air pump system that prevents the decomposition of biowaste. No additional odours or liquids are created in the container.
The method for improving the preservation of waste is based on a biological mechanism that prevents the action of harmful microbes and enables the activity of the desirable microbes living in biowaste. Removing nearly all the oxygen from the waste container prevents the activity of microbes that need oxygen, such as mould and decomposers. Thus creating an anaerobic environment, where organisms such as lactic acid bacteria work to produce lactic acid. The lactic acid acidifies the organic material, lowers the pH and creates the conditions that promote preservation. The production of silage and sauerkraut, among other things, is also based on the same mechanism. This process slows down the decomposition and lengthens the collection period.
Compression, particle size, moisture/dryness and the duration of the oxygen-free time affect the preservation. If necessary, acid or lactic acid bacteria can be added to the container to speed up the process and ensure the desired result or to lengthen the period of preservation.
The idea behind the product design was to create a biowaste container that is so hygienic and stylish that you can keep it on the kitchen table, where it is easy to use. You can also integrate the Ekokamu in your kitchen furniture. There is no need for a biowaste bag, and you can easily clean the Ekokamu in a washing machine. The Ekokamu comes with both a power cord and a battery, which allows cordless use. The basic model holds four litres. The container can keep the biowaste generated over several days by a family, or even a week or two for small households.
Ekokamu’s goal is to make recycling simple, and to promote a more extensive use of household biowaste.