“Tempting the Thrifty: Reencle’s Home Composter Upgrade, Available at a Cost”

The upgrade, dubbed Reencle Gravity, is due out by around September of this year. If the upcoming composter works as advertised, it’ll help households reduce their greenhouse gas emissions from food waste, while generating nutrient-rich fertilizer for gardens. However, the Gravity composter may also digest a good chunk of your income, thanks to its expected $649 price tag. Still, many of these tools demand outdoor space, time and some elbow grease in order to turn food waste into fertilizer. Reencle also says the Gravity composter can handle up to 3.3 pounds of food waste per day, or 50% more than the Prime model.

Eco-friendly company Reencle has big plans for its latest product, the Reencle Gravity composter. This new and improved device promises a quieter, more efficient, and more capable option for turning food scraps into nutrient-rich fertilizer. Set to be released by September of this year, the Gravity composter is generating quite the buzz.

According to Reencle, the Gravity composter not only helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions from food waste, but also produces high-quality fertilizer for gardens. However, this upgrade may come with a hefty price tag of $649, as announced by the company at CES 2024.

Food waste is a major contributor to climate change, especially in the United States where it often ends up in landfills. The decomposition process in landfills creates methane, a greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. However, controlled composting in oxygen-rich environments minimizes methane emissions and recycles important nutrients.

Owned by South Korean company Hanmi Flexible, Reencle is on a mission to make home composting accessible for everyone. While composting is not a new concept, Reencle’s sleek and innovative approach sets it apart from other personal composting tools currently on the market. Unlike backyard tumblers, the Gravity composter can be used indoors, eliminating the need for extra space and manual labor. The device features automatic churning paddles and a pouch of Bacillus Smithii bacteria, which is responsible for breaking down waste into compost.

Reencle assures that their composters are odor-free and suitable for indoor use, although some reviews on the product’s Facebook group suggest otherwise. It is worth noting that the compost should be cured outdoors before using it as fertilizer, and may need to be mixed with soil for optimal gardening results.

Compared to Reencle’s current model, the $499 Reencle Prime, the Gravity composter boasts a 4 decibel reduction (averaging at 24dB) and is 10% more energy-efficient over a 24-hour period, consuming an average of 1.12 kWh per day. The company also claims that the Gravity composter can handle up to 3.3 pounds of food waste per day, a 50% increase from the Prime model.

While TechCrunch has yet to test either device, the Gravity composter certainly sounds like a promising upgrade. However, the price may be a deterrent for some. If minimizing household climate pollution is your main goal, it may be worth checking if your city offers municipal composting services which are becoming more and more common in cities like New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, and San Francisco.

Additionally, Reencle has also announced the upgrade of their commercial composting machine, the appropriately named Mega Reencle, with a starting price of $16,200 and the ability to handle 44 to 220 pounds of waste.

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