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Zera Food Recycler
A simple solution to combat food waste at home

Every year, the average American family produces approximately 200 kilos of food waste, much of which ends up in landfills. Food waste
in landfills decomposes and produces methane – a very potent greenhouse gas 
with 25 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. So, by throwing away food, we are not only hurting our wallets, but also the planet.

The Zera Food Recycler is designed to fit seamlessly into your kitchen and make the most of your food — turning today's food scraps into tomorrow's ready-to-use, homemade fertilizer. It is capable of transforming a week's worth of food scraps into homemade fertilizer within 24 hours and can recycle 95% of all household food waste, including meat and dairy. It was designed for anyone who wants to recycle household food waste and help reduce landfill waste, while e.g. also enhancing her own lawn and garden.

The Zera system is available for purchase on its Indiegogo campaign page and is for consumers who want to reduce the amount of food waste sent to landfills; for those who want to leave a better legacy for future generations; and for those who see the reward of making their food go further while creating their own fertilizer. When responsibility meets convenience, consumers can achieve great things, and the Zera Food Recycler represents this thinking very well.