Toronto startup aims to reinvent the compost bin
Greenlid is a Toronto startup that wants to make composting easier. While the company's area of interest is anything but sexy, making humdrum tasks a bit less crappy tends to encourage us to do them more frequently, which is a very good thing when it comes to dealing with waste. I've certainly thrown lots of compostable material into the trash on account of the nastiness of my compost bin.
I've also pitched compost bins themselves when they've gotten so disgusting that I no longer believed I could restore them to acceptable levels of hygiene. So despite the fact that I spend less than a minute thinking about composting in a given week, I'm at least vaguely interested in this Kickstarter project that reinvents the compost bin.
The idea is pretty straightforward: Greenlid has made a compost bin that is itself compostable. Fashioned out of 100% post-consumer paper, the bin goes out with the organic waste. As the name suggests, the reusable portion is the lid, which is dishwasher safe and designed to absorb some of those glorious smells that waft up from below. As I said, not sexy -- but it does sound like a decent way to improve an annoying but crucial task.