Epica Compost Bin
Composting is a great way to recycle organic waste materials into soil conditioners. It can reduce food waste while helping in the global push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Though there are many portable compost bins on the market, most are unable to keep the stench from the decaying organic matter from ever escaping. EPICA addresses this with the EPICA Compost Bin.
The EPICA Compost Bin is a 1.3 gallon contraption that has a few built-in features that control odor emanating from the decomposing organic materials. First, the bin comes with a single, solid stainless steel construction that eliminates seams. This helps ensure that fluids from the composting materials will never leak from the bin.
Second, it features an airtight lid that works together with the built-in activated carbon filter. The lid traps the odor molecules in the bin. The filter also traps and neutralizes the odor molecules so that they do not escape into the air when you open the compost bin. The carbon filter has a service life of 6 months with careful use. If you are going to use the compost bin in a more aggressive manner, then this 6-month life span will be cut short. The good news is that you can take it out and wash it. If it is no longer working well, you can purchase a replacement filter.
The EPICA Compost Bin’s stainless steel construction gives it an edge over other brands. The thickness of the steel is quite questionable, though. One has to handle it with care to help protect the integrity of the bin. Since it is stainless steel, there is no danger of leaching chemicals into the compost. It is also a lot easier to clean.
The EPICA Compost Bin is perfect in the kitchen. You can place it on the countertop whenever you are preparing vegetables, fruits, and other compostable food items. There is no risk of contaminating your kitchen surface.
- 1.3-gallon capacity with airtight lid
- Replaceable activated carbon filter
- Corrosion-resistant and leak-free stainless-steel construction
- 11 inches tall and 7.16 inches across
Large enough capacity to hold a few days’ worth of compostable materials
Does not leak because of seamless design
Does not emit nasty odors from the decomposing organic materials
Can complement any kitchen décor
Easy to clean
1.3 gallons may not be enough for certain homes
Metal is not thick enough