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Video by Spencer Lee
On Thursday, Ecologico Logic demonstrated their new prototype demo unit of "The Muncher," a machine that could change the future of waste management.

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Ecologico Logic Inc. demonstrates the abilities of The Muncher, an aerobic organic waste compost system capable of reducing the volume of waste by almost 80 percent, Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, July 28, 2011. The Muncher, which took almost a decade to engineer, boasts its ability to reduce pollution, lower landfill costs, and convert solid refuse into nutrient-rich liquids, such as plant food, which can be re-used.
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Ecologico Logic Inc. demonstrates the abilities of The Muncher, an aerobic organic waste compost system capable of reducing the volume of waste by almost 80 percent, Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday, July 28, 2011. The Muncher, which took almost a decade to engineer, boasts its ability to reduce pollution, lower landfill costs, and convert solid refuse into nutrient-rich liquids, such as plant food, which can be re-used.

Posted Jul. 31, 2011, 3:14 pm

Spencer Lee / Videographer

Ecologico Logic, Inc., brought a large metal prototype to the Santa Monica Civic Center parking lot on July 28. They said this machine will be revolutionary.

"The Muncher" takes waste in landfills (municipal solid waste, green plant and tree clippings, paper and cardboard, animal feces, and many forms of inorganic waste) and, "by combining superior mechanical efficiency with powerful, naturally occurring, aerobic (oxygen-breathing) microorganisms," speeds up the decomposition of the waste and does no harm to the environment, according to a press release. What would take months or years to decompose into compost can now take less than one hour.

"The Muncher's" Santa Monica debut demonstrated the effect. The prototype demo unit can process five tons of waste per day. The actual full-scale machine can process 500 tons per day.

For more information on "The Muncher," go to Ecologicologicinc.com

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Aug. 1, 2011, 10:08:05 am

David Ewing said...

Congratulations on a nearly fact-free article. What are the end products and by-products? What range of materials is it capable of dealing with? How does the Muncher deal with toxic materials? Do they have to be separated out? How much energy does the Muncher consume? Etc, etc.

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