April 22, 2016

My Earth Day Giveaway - Disposable Compost Bins by Postmodern

These new compostable food scrap boxes introduce a new system which is 100% compostable, all designed by two of my good friends. I want to share a month's worth with you, as an Earth Day Giveaway.
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I don't do many giveaways, and believe me, I get asked every, single day to do about ten! But a couple of weeks ago, one of my friends who I have worked with for over 15 years at Hasbro called me to say "Hey Matt, it's Gabe....do you really write a gardening blog? Because your name keeps coming up when we look to promote one of our new products that we designed.'.

My friends Gabe and Glen designed this pretty interesting disposable compost bin, I think lots of you might love this product over the plastic bags or ceramic kitchen containers which require washing.

Funny how friends, at least those like Gabe who really know me more through my professional design work  than they do through the gardening world. Gabe and his business partner Glen run a well known design firm, Platform, Inc, and we've known each other through the many design projects that we have worked together over the years, both through my speaking at design conferences, and through How Magazine stories and talks - but sometimes, worlds collide like this, and really, when that happens, it's pretty  cool.

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Every bit of this product is safe, for both us, and the environment.

Made from 100% recyclable material (wheat fiber and a spec of starch), these containers never leak and hang just inside your cabinet under the kitchen sink. After 2 weeks or so, just toss it into your compost bin!

You see, Gabe and Glen live in Seattle, where recycling is far more popular than it is here in New England for some reason. Gave was telling me how they came up with this idea for designing and producing a compost bin that was 100% recyclable and all natural. It;s a long story, but it involved a lunch take-out container at Chipotle, and a trash can. You get it.

Don't worry about this leaking, it's pretty much good for at least 2 weeks, plus, the lid is tight fitting, so no smell.

When Gabe explained to me how this amazing product works, I offered to feature it on my blog, since it fits in so nicely. of course, one does this sort of thing for friends, but Gabe wanted me to really test it out first, so that I could take pictures of it in action. Unfortunatly, the hanger which comes with the produce doesn't fit under our circa 1926 sink and cabinets ( they are working on that part) and even though I could still use these for kitchen scraps and toss the entire product out into the compost pile, I think that I would rather do a giveaway - and then have one of you write the review! 

After all, the way we compost here isn't like how most people do - with chickens, turkeys and ducks that do a good job or the organics, the rest all goes into a massive pile near our woodland which has been a 'compost pile' for nearly 100 years. It produces yards and yards of compost every year, which makes it back into the garden, so in many ways, this product really isn't for me. But if you recycle, or have a compost bin in your kitchen, or in the garage, this may be the perfect product for you.

Check out their website here, for more information

Giveaway rules are simple and standard, all I ask is that you 'like' the product on Facebook here then visit their website (you know, it's all a numbers game!), and then leave me a note with your name ( not anonymous!), and Sunday night at 9:00 EST I will post who one using a randomizer to select the names in order that they were received starting with 1, and with duplicate names removed.  You could win an entire months worth of Postmodern bins and a metal hanger. Simple. And, Good luck! 


  1. Hmmm, I don't know, the Yankee in me is skeptical. I don't find it onerous to wash out a stainless steel container, and I wouldn't want to have to buy a new composting container every two weeks. Kind of belies the "reduce your impact" if I need to purchase something that is manufactured and shipped on trucks every two weeks. Not sure who the consumer really is for this product. Now as a biodegradable/recyclable and water-proof container for floral arrangements, I might be interested in that. I'm pretty sure those already exist, but maybe not.

  2. Such nice little composting tubs could change my life. When you love to cook, you need a composter! Left an e-note too - not sure which you prefer. All best to you! Claudia

  3. I think this is a wonderful idea!

  4. Really nice product. I've been looking for a better solution to the counter compost (mess) bucket.

  5. have been thinking for awhile about starting a pile. Would definitely consider these! not sure if I could fill it every two weeks, would like to try!

  6. Most excellent! I'll be ordering these if I don't win any.

  7. I like the idea of this, but not so sure how it would work in practice. Would be interest in trying it though.

  8. We do compost and I would love to try this product. Thanks.!

    1. CONGRATULATIONS, KAREN, you have one!!!. Please contact me with your mailing address, and I can get this out to you. Thanks!

  9. I have a small kitchen with no counter space. I think this would be a great way for me to compost.

  10. I like the idea of having them under the sink...my "clutter free" BF won't stand having a container left out on the counter. These must be popular, I checked the website and they're sold out!


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