The Loop is a new take on the cycle of life, and the smart chef’s answer to a sloppy compost pile, window herb garden, garbage disposal (always bad news), and an archaic gas range. The
The pod-like creation goes FAR beyond the simple indoor composter – it has comfortable seating inside (a “slightly warmed, flexible membrane”…ooh?), a faux-grassy knoll for drying dishes, and a warm garden bed on its surface for growing arugula, basil, and other greens. The consistently warm temperature makes the
Partnered with a methane gas processor, the Loop can extract methane from decomposing materials, which can be converted to cook food or used as electric power. The pod also stores water (filtered through plants and soil) and can be used to store items like Tupperware and trail mix. While Martha Stewart would approve, it is hard to picture this in the average kitchen...
written by The Food Monster, July 16, 2008
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