Can 3D Printed PLA be composted in the Subpod?
PLA, also known as polylactic acid or polylactide, is a thermoplastic made from renewable resources such as corn starch, tapioca roots or sugar cane, unlike other industrial materials made primarily from petroleum.
Check with your source of PLA whether it is home compostable or commercially compostable. If it’s home compostable then it should be fine to compost in Subpod.
If you decide to add 3D Printed PLA to your Subpod, there are some potential risks to consider before doing so:
- Microplastics generated in the 3D printing process could contaminate the Subpod.
- Some of the brass nozzles used in 3D printing contain small amounts of lead that could be leached into the 3D printed object, eventually making its way into your Subpod.
For more information on this, have a look at this article on 3D printing and food safety
What can be composted in Subpod?
You can compost a lot more things in Subpod than compared to an ordinary worm farm. You can compost food scraps, including citrus, onions, and after 4 months of active use even small quantities of meat, fish, dairy, and spicy foods. Carbon items ...
Can dog, cat and other animal faeces be composted in Subpod?
Yes, you can compost animal poop in a Subpod. If you choose to do this however, you will not be able to use any of the worm castings or worm tea for fertilizer on plants that will be eaten by humans. You will need to put a warning on your Subpod to ...
Can compostable bin bags be composted in Subpod? Any brands you can suggest that would be fine to throw straight into the Subpod and mix up?
We have been experimenting with different bin bag liners and at the moment we are finding they are taking a while to break down, probably due to the Subpod composting system being more of a cold composting/worm system rather than a hot composting ...
Can cat/kitty litter be composted? https://www.petbarn.com.au/trouble-trix-crystal-cat-litter this is what I currently use.
This cat/kitty litter can be composted just fine. Mix well with other organic waste and dry carbon-rich material for best results. This will work for both the clay and silica type kitty litters. We recommend for safety that compost generated ...
What is the Subpod made out of? Why plastic?
It’s great to be concerned about the use of plastic, and we have put a lot of energy into this. When designing the Subpod we have considered many factors, and one of the main things that are important to us is a circular life economy. We have found ...