Precious is a system that allows treating organic waste not as a rejection but as a material, thus valorising it. Its aim is to engage consumers in the waste cycle by making them consider the kitchen as the domestic environment where food waste carries out its life cycle.
Precious tackles biodegradable materials like food waste by extracting and processing it, in order to manufacture a brick of completely decompostable material. The process consists, first, in grinding the waste and, secondly, in pressing it in order to reduce the occupied volume. Compacting in rectangular shape increases the concentration of waste in high-density bricks. At the end of the process the material, acquiring shape and consistency, becomes an actual semi-product meant for the construction of structures that can be completely disposed of. In harmony with nature, the system addresses contemporary issues such as sustainability. Moreover, Precious is a system that acts on consumption habits with the purpose of encouraging people to adapt to change. By reducing the amount of waste that goes to the landfill, waste becomes a raw material again, establishing a balance between the domestic and external environment.