Lahti Living Lab’s testbed for IoT-equipped food waste composter

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Lahti Living Lab tests and assesses pioneering IoT-equipped food waste composter in a multi-actor environment.

The Wifi-connection and sensor package enables localization and remote monitoring of bio composter.

The question is how (1) municipality waste management authorities and operators and (2) real estate maintenance actors could exploit the solution.

Lahti Living Lab’s bokashi experiment is closed

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Lahti Living Lab’s bokashi experiment is closed.

A bokashi experiment has been implemented in the Lahti area. In bokashi, household food waste is fermented and processed into organic soil and fertilizer.

Experiment: Bokashi – Food waste bio composting

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The Lahti Living Lab’s experiment at Cities2030  is “Bokashi – Food waste bio composting”. Its objective is to explore bio-composting food waste from the table to the fields to enhance inhabitants’ positive carbon handprint, self-sufficiency, and resilience.

The amount of food waste in Finland is staggering with a total of 360 million kilos of food being thrown away every year. Households’ proportion of the wasted food is 107 – 137 million kg (33%).   In the urban setting, food waste is approximately 50 kg annually per person.