Toilets, garbage, and compost systems
With landfills filling up, we are thinking more and more about where all our waste goes. We are researching projects at the Fabriek that will help build waste management systems (toilets, recycling systems, compost systems, etc) that operate on a cyclical process which allow us to re-use our waste.
SUPERFLEX is an artists' group by Jakob Fenger, Rasmus Nielsen and Bjørnstjerne Christiansen.
With Supergas project they have developed, installed and tested the first Supergas biogas system running on organic materials, such as human and animal stools. The biogas plant produces approx. 3-4 cubic metres of gas per day from the dung from 2-3 cattle – enough for a family of 8-10 members for cooking purposes and to run one gas lamp in the evening.
It is an interesting alternative for Mediamatic Fabriek as way of use the wasting organic materials from the restaurant, for the sewage and toilet waste.
Wayde Dyers is a designer student from South Africa
The Vermiculture Growth System is a compact composting and rain harvesting system utilizes the benefits of worms – nature’s own recyclers, to convert food waste into nutrient rich.
100% organic fertilizer while harnessing the benefits of rain water to feed plants in home, vegetable and potted gardens.
W + W Washbassin + Watercloset
Delicate lines and innovative technology finally come together in the cause of sustainable progress. The new W+W is the sum of its indispensible parts for saving water and space. Its refill system filters the basin's water for reuse in the flush cistern. And because its exclusive L-shaped design forms a previously-unthinkable single body, it provides great freedom of movement.
A matchless fusion of sophistication and love for the planet.
Collective Garden of Saint-Jerome: compost hot water system
The Collective Garden of Saint-Jerome (Québec, Canada) is a project by the not for profit organization “Les Serres de Clara”, which tries to find sustainable solutions for everyday life, by using the garden.
The experiment is based on a fine mulch of residues from pruning and tree leaves. They made a pile with this mulch, keeping it wet and compacted. With a hot water tank in the centre of our compost pile, they had hot water (50 °C) throughout the summer and fall!
(Watch video demonstration)
Having hot water all year long with this compost system is the perfect way to reuse your garden in a different and usefull way, for showers and house cleaning.