102 Future Forwards: Exploring Frontiers in Education
Prototype of a Composting Unit
We identified various solutions for our challenge statement. The
three most important solutions were: composting units, bio
batteries, and a biogas plant. Both the biogas plant and bio
batteries became unfeasible upon further exploration because of
the large quantity of waste required. ASB does not produce that
quantity. The solution that fit our needs at ASB is composting. We
prototyped it to understand how it works, what we need, and
how we could potentially scale it. Below you’ll find some photos
of our prototyping.
Step 1: Place twigs and dry leaves at
the bottom of the pit
Cover up with dry leaves and
Step 3: Place crushed wet waste into
the pit. Food waste like bread, rice, and
gravy usually take longer to compost.
Once done, place more dry leaves on
top and keep this pit in shade.
Step 4: Sprinkle a little bit of rotten
fruit juice to quicken the process.
Wait for 30 - 40 days for compost to