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REturn Waste Reclamation System
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Essential Design Team
Company / Organization / School: Essential Design
Essential’s REturn Composter: REturn is a simple, elegant waste processor that makes the environmentally responsible act of composting food waste convenient and rewarding at an individual level, wholly inside the home. REturn offers a convenient way to manage food scraps and organic waste without burdening the public waste infrastructure. Diverting waste from the trashcan and returning it to your backyard as nutrient-rich compost reduces the presence and volume of garbage in your home. Users who don’t currently compost can reduce the volume and frequency of trash collection, since their bin will no longer smell of rotting food. Homeowners who composted traditionally will no longer have to manage a bucket, an outdoor compost pile, or handle compost as loose dirt. Urban dwellers can now compost without a backyard.