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Tabletop device helps transform food waste into plant food

April 19, 2021  By Tero

Tero device (CNW Group/Tero)

There’s a new device that will help consumers transform food waste into plant food in a matter of hours.

Entirely designed and manufactured in Canada, the Tero device transforms food waste into a natural fertilizer for plants, garden and lawns. Its odourless and low-noise grinding and drying technology allows every person and family – whether in an apartment, condo or house – to make a positive impact on the environment, without the inconvenience of composting.

The Canadian company is now launching its innovative product all across the country, before tackling the American market next fall.


“Over a two-year span and with the input of many testers, Tero has gone from a simple idea for a clean and efficient alternative to composting to an established company about to deliver its first high-quality devices across Canada. With Tero, we offer citizens the possibility to do something important for the environment by quickly and efficiently transforming their kitchen waste into natural fertilizer,” says Elizabeth Coulombe, president and co-founder of Tero.

“At a time when everyone wants to do their part for the environment, we are proud to offer a solution that makes composting enjoyable and accessible to all citizens. With Tero, there are no bad smells, no municipal collection management and a significant reduction in waste volume,” says Valérie Laliberté, co–founder and product manager.

In three to eight hours, Tero recycles up to 95 per cent of food waste, including leftovers like vegetable peels, fruit cores, dairy and animal-based products, into a natural and nutrient-rich fertilizer. Available in white or black, as well as in a new version that can be controlled from a mobile phone, the Tero device has a large 4L bucket, enough to reduce the volume of an entire family’s kitchen waste by 90 per cent.

“The great potential of Elizabeth and Valerie’s concept, their entrepreneurial drive and my interest in entrepreneurship led me to getting involved as a strategic advisor, investor and chairman of the board of Tero. I am pleased to add my long experience in innovation and international markets to help propel Tero to a world-class position in its industry and maximize its environmental impact. After its launch across Canadian, we will then expand to the U.S. and then Europe, and gradually broaden the Tero product line,” says entrepreneur Germain Lamonde, chairman of the board of Tero.

The first Tero devices will be delivered in early summer.

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