Fairtile | Eco-gardening System

More than being a product design exercise, Fairtile is an exploration on how we can change our approach to food waste. Recent researches on agromaterial have proven that agricultural waste, when processed, could be transformed in a “hydro-thermo plastic”. This materials have proven to have good mechanical and biodegradability properties.

In parallel, our researches have shown that local councils have to invest millions to send household food waste to the landfill. Moreover, because it is buried, the anaerobic degradation of food waste release high volumes of methane in the atmosphere, increasing the greenhouse effect.

Based on those results, Alt has been able to produce an agromaterial made of household food waste. The proposed system is to create manufacturing plants able to transform the food waste into products. Instead of paying to landfill, the councils would pay a fraction of that sum to the manufacturers to dispose of this matter. Through that, the manufacturers can generate a sufficient income to be profitable. The rest of the income is generated by sales of agromaterial products. Some other products are given to the community to promote the initiative: a food waste bin made out of food waste, a biodegradable garden tile pre-embedded with seeds and a toy to educate children on how to grow vegetables.

 

Fairtile, the system.

Children educative toy.

Pixel gardening concept sketch.

Pixel gardening tile.

Food waste bin.

Educative toy in use.