Bokashi Composting Australia, engaged aplin creative to help design and develop their innovative new product EnsoPet.
“EnsoPet is an innovative inground composting system, specifically designed for composting pet waste, easily and hygienically. EnsoPet composts all pet waste such as Dog, Cat, Rabbit and Guinea Pig. EnsoPet keeps your yard free of pet waste and prevents it ending up in land fill, while returning carbon to the soil and rebuilding the soil on a microbial level.”
The brief for the EnsoPet unit was to develop the functional cone body and the lid. The cone body of the unit was to be a specific size for the function of the unit but also needed to be easily transportable. We achieved this by making the cone in four equal parts. This meant the cone could be flat packed for shipping and also saving on manufacturing cost.
“Maree O’Malley founded Bokashi Composting Australia in 2004 after experiencing bokashi composting in New Zealand. Impressed by the principles, convenience and philosophy of the system, Maree was keen to try it for herself back home in Australia. However, Maree was disappointed in her search to find the bokashi system so decided to set up her own business and bring this wonderful way of composting across the Tasman Sea to Australia.”
EnsoPet needed to be easy to assemble and use, so we designed the unit to clip together easily which also helps to locate each part in place. The clips were designed with enough hold so that when the unit is buried in the ground it can take the weight of the soil around it. The unit has functional perforations to allow access for moisture and worms and strengthening ribs to prevent and twisting or collapse. The lid of the unit has an easy use handle and branding. All of the components are injection molded plastic with a recycled content.
For more information: www.bokashi.com.au/EnsoPet.html
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DESIGN TIME: 2 MONTHS
MANUFACTURE: 2 MONTHS