Composting is the new recycling--it's cool, it's green, and, well, smelly. But there are companies out there who recognize the importance of making composting more palatable to consumers. First there was the.
Now Blanco has gone one better with the innovative new in-counter compost solution. The Solon is designed to be inset (although it can be top-mounted for laminate counters) and located near the sink for easy collection of organic waste. An attractive lid sits flush with the countertop and keeps odors inside; when the bin is full, simply lift it out completely to empty it.
All parts are also dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. The bin itself holds 7 liters (almost 2 gallons), and the frame, lid, and bin are all made from stainless steel. The bin is pricey--about $600--especially when you consider that it's essentially a trash can, but it does make for mighty convenient composting.