Client  Sepura

Category  Kitchen Appliance

Year 2019

Skills Industrial Design

Country  Canada

Sepura approached us with the challenge of reinventing the humble garbage disposal unit, or “garburator”.  Conventional garburators whisk away small bits of food directly into the sewage system, sending it to landfills and incinerators.  As kitchens get smarter and consumers become more conscious of climate and environmental issues, they are looking for better ways to dispose of compostable food matter. More households are turning to composting, but many people are still discouraged by the odor as well as nuisances like fruit flies.  We worked with Sepura to design a new type of garburator that could securely store any compostable food matter until the user is ready to dispose of it or put it in the garden plot. You can learn more and order one from the Sepura website

Sepura approached us with the challenge of reinventing the humble garbage disposal unit, or “garburator”.  Conventional garburators whisk away small bits of food directly into the sewage system, sending it to landfills and incinerators.  As kitchens get smarter and consumers become more conscious of climate and environmental issues, they are looking for better ways to dispose of compostable food matter.  More households are turning to composting, but many people are still discouraged by the odor as well as nuisances like fruit flies.  We worked with Sepura to design a new type of garburator that could securely store any compostable food matter until the user is ready to dispose of it or put it in the garden plot. You can learn more and order one from the Sepura website

What makes
Sepura different?

Unlike a conventional garburator that sends food waste to the sewage system, Sepura redirects it to a collection bin under your sink. If it’s compostable and can fit through the pipe, Sepura can handle it.

What makes
Sepura different?

Unlike a conventional garburator that sends food waste to the sewage system, Sepura redirects it to a collection bin under your sink. If it’s compostable and can fit through the pipe, Sepura can handle it.

Garburator

Conventional garburator grinds food waste and sends it into the sewage system.

Sepura

Sepura redirects food waste to a collection bin under your sink so you can easily compost it.

Garburator

Conventional garburator grinds food waste and sends it into the sewage system.

Sepura

Sepura redirects food waste to a collection bin under your sink so you can easily compost it.

Just before your food coma sets in

You can simply scoop food waste into the sink drain and call it a night. Sepura takes care of the rest.

Just before
your food coma
sets in

You can simply scoop food waste into the sink drain and call it a night. Sepura takes care of the rest.

When full, just pull
out and pick up

When the LED lights indicate that the bin is full, you can pull open the Sepura drawer and remove the collection bin, emptying it into a composting barrel outside or into your garden plot. The drawer construction is designed to prevent odors and relieve your kitchen of pesky fruit flies.

When full, just pull out and pick up

When the LED lights indicate that the the bin is full, you can pull open the Sepura drawer and remove the collection bin, emptying it into a composting barrel outside or your garden plot. The drawer construction is designed to prevent odors and relieve your kitchen of pesky fruit flies.

Doing double duty

Everything has a second function. The carbon filter cover doubles as a lid for the collection bin while you’re taking it outside. The bin also has four slits at the top edge to secure a plastic bag liner if you prefer.

Doing double duty

The carbon filter cover doubles as a lid for the collection bin while you’re taking it outside. The bin also has four slits at the top edge to secure a plastic bag liner if you prefer.

Installation is easy

First turn off your water, then securely connect the Sepura separator to your sink drain. Then connect your sink plumbing to the separator. Finally, adjust the height of the collection bin and attach it to the separator assembly.

1 | Connect the separator to the sink drain.

2 | Connect plumbing to the separator.

3 | Mount collection bin to the separator.

No two sinks
are ever the same

Because there are many different types of sinks out there, the Sepura collection bin telescopes up to 17.5 cm to reach the drain pipe.

Installation is easy

First turn off your water, then securely connect the Sepura grinder to your sink drain. Then connect your sink plumbing to the grinder. Finally, adjust the height of the collection bin and attach it to the grinder assembly.

1 | Connect the separator to the sink. 

2 | Connect plumbing to the separator.

3 | Mount collection bin to the separator.

No two sinks are ever the same

Because there are many different types of sinks out there, the Sepura collection bin telescopes up to 17.5 cm to reach the drain pipe.

Smart product,
smart materials

The spirit of Sepura is to empower consumers to be stewards of our environment. We extended that philosophy to the product’s industrial design, sourcing plant-based biopolymers to produce the collection bin.

Smart product,
smart materials

The spirit of Sepura is to empower consumers to be stewards of our environment. We extended that philosophy to the product’s industrial design, sourcing plant-based biopolymers to produce the collection bin.

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