One of our PhD candidates, Alex Jaimes Castillo, has used his knowledge of the chemistry and microbiology of the composting process to design a composter that ensures optimal heat, moisture, and aeration. He has named this composter the "Cylibox", and will be feeding it food scraps from Swinburne cafes and using it to conduct further experiments on the composting process. Alex made the prototype out of recycled and reclaimed materials wherever possible. Check out the prototype of his invention below!
And, just in time too, for Global Climate Change Week! Global Climate Change Week (October 9th-15th) aims to encourage academic communities – including academics, students, and non-academic staff at universities – in all disciplines and countries to engage with each other, their communities, and policy makers on climate change action and solutions.
Check out the websitefor things happening on your campus, or in your neighbourhood this week.