Compost Your Picnic in Public Urban Compost Bin

August 28, 2009 by


Envi, the green brainchild of young French designer, Julien Bergignat, is an urban public compost bin.




You toss in your biodegradable waste and, using bio-reactive substances based on photo catalysis to accelerate the degradation process of waste, the Envi removes bad odors and polluting gas while turning your waste into nutritious compost.


I would like to know if the Envi is also capable of alerting people if they toss in something that’s not biodegradable…it’s the seed of a good idea that I hope will sprout into a healthy one that will bear lots of fruit.

Materials: stainless steel, aluminium, glass, polypropylene, polyethylene.
Envi was one of 58 projects (from 1074 entries) shortlisted for the second round of the BraunPrize competition.

via Behance and Yanko Design.


  1. arturo caipa said:

    i hope some day the whole world could use this kind of deposits to create compost

    could you let me know were i could buy one


    — August 29, 2009 @ 14:51

  2. Jenn said:

    I want one for my house!! I have a compost bin but this sounds like it might actually be faster…

    — April 14, 2010 @ 15:51

  3. Shedding Light on Garden Composting | Urban Gardens | Unlimited Thinking For Limited Spaces Pingback said:

    […] the garden at Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh, this sensually curving composting shed includes both a composting area and garden […]

    — July 2, 2010 @ 11:14

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