Diane Pham

The Fuccillo Bin Stores Compost Material Odor-Free in Your Freezer

by , 09/23/10
filed under: Green Products

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At home composting would be so much easier if it didn’t generate all that stink. Good news – you can swat all those fruit flies away, assured that your food scraps can finally be turned into something sweet for the Earth without that stench. Designed by Fuccillo Studio, the Freezer Compost Bin is an odor-free way to compost in your kitchen. Made from non-toxic silicone, you can use this cool little bin in your freezer to store and prevent scraps from decomposing until you’re ready. But don’t think you’ll have to dig that hunk of organic material out of the container — once full the contents can be easily popped out and dropped off at your local composting site with ease.

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3 Comments

  1. Elaijuh September 25, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Thanks for the response, Jasmin! That makes sense, I can see how the silicone would be a lot easier to work with than a frozen chunk stuck to the container.

    I have nothing against the concept, I just thought that it was a bit…single-minded. I like the idea of using yogurt containers like you do a lot better, because you get to recycle the containers and you don’t have to worry about the impact of making and shipping the silicone bin.

    As for thawing your containers, I guess that is obnoxious, but there’s always the leaving-it-in-water-to-help-it-defrost method, right? Not sure, just a thought.

  2. Jasmin Malik Chua September 25, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve heard that freezing your scraps also kills any fruit fly eggs, and helps speed decomposition after it’s been thawed and thrown on the heap. I use yogurt containers for my scraps, but I do have to deal with having to thaw them out before the contents will slide out. I think the intention here is that silicone makes it easy to pop your scrapsicle onto your heap without thawing.

  3. Elaijuh September 23, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    I was so confused at first by the idea of composting in a freezer, until I realized it wasn’t actually composting, but holding things until you’re ready to let them decompose. Is it really that useful/necessary, then? Wouldn’t a regular bin of some sort (even tupperware) in the freezer accomplish the same thing, since it seems like the cold of the freezer is what’s doing the work of keeping things from decomposing/smelling?

    Maybe I just don’t understand it…

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