Sepura Home raises $3.7 million to turn your kitchen sink into a composter
Here’s a clever new piece of kitchen tech. Victoria, BC company Sepura recently unveiled its eponymous home appliance that sits under a sink instead of a garbage disposal. There is an included Bluetooth button that can be stuck anywhere near the sink. The system itself sits under the sink and is designed to hook directly into the drain.
When enough food has accumulated under the drain, tap the button and it will start a process that effectively pushes the waste products into the appliance. In an introductory video, co-founder and CEO Victor Nicolov is quick to note that the system doesn’t actually shred the food waste, unlike traditional garbage disposal. “We felt it was better to keep things [intact]. We have found that it is better for our planet if we avoid crushing things down our drains.”
The system also has a guard that prevents water from entering the reservoir, allowing it to drain out of the pipe first. It also stops when it detects something like an utensil that you don’t want in the compost bin.
Today, the company announced the completion of a $3.7 million seed round aimed at accelerating the production and delivery of its product, which will cost $700 when shipping begins in July. Fittingly, the round was led by sink manufacturer Blanco.
“Sepura is a significant step towards sustainable living. With its advanced technology and user-friendly design, Sepura offers a simple and effective way to minimize waste and promote a cleaner, healthier environment,” Nicolov said in a press release. “We’re excited to offer consumers the sustainable solution they’re looking for and to work to improve the environmental impact of food waste in the future.”
The company claims its system “can effectively separate 99.9% of the solid waste that goes down the drain.”
https://techcrunch.com/2023/04/04/sepura-home-raises-3-7-million-to-make-your-kitchen-sink-a-composter/ Sepura Home raises $3.7 million to turn your kitchen sink into a composter