According to the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), food and yard waste together make up more than 30 percent of what we throw away in our homes as trash that could be composted instead.
By composting food and organic waste instead of trashing it, we can keep organic waste out of landfills where it releases methane, a potent greenhouse gas like carbon dioxide that pollutes the air.
Lomi by Pela is a compost machine that can help to solve the problem of food waste by making composting at home a lot easier and more convenient. With just one push of a button, Lomi breaks down your food and other organic waste to turn it into odourless, nutrient-rich compost.
Lomi transforms the way you deal with organic waste – no more lugging your heavy food scraps to your local compost site or throwing it out in the trash to build up and get smelly, and to end up in landfills.
How Lomi works
Lomi’s compost bin contains temperature and humidity sensors that work intelligently to speed up the breakdown of organic waste, and compacts this waste into smaller fragments – similar to the way earthworms move through and break down organic waste and soil to convert it into nutrients for soil, and with no smelliness!
All you need to do is drop in your food scrapes, organic waste, certified biodegradable and/or compostable plastics into the compost bin, push the button, and let it work to break down your organic waste matter in as little as 4 hours – turning it into odourless nutrient-rich compost to add to your soil for healthier plants, or bring to your local composting site or community garden.
Lomi’s three composting modes
Lomi has three composting modes or settings: 1. Express mode: breaks down your food waste in 4 hours and reduces your waste volume by up to 80%. 2. Bioplastic mode: breaks down certified compostable plastics in 10 hours 3. Eco mode: takes about 20 hours to break down your food waste but is more energy efficient.
Composting and its benefits
Compost is a mixture of organic materials that when decomposed and broken down becomes a rich diversity of microbes and nutrients. These microbes work together to act as a natural fertilizer, slowly releasing nutrients to plants as they need them to help your plants grow strong and healthy!
According to the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), additional benefits of composting can promote higher organic yields of agricultural crops, enhance water retention in soils, and can provide carbon sequestration (capturing and storing carbon dioxide in the air to reduce CO2 emissions).
To learn more about composting with Lomi, visit Pela’s website.
*all photos are from Lomi media kit.