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Uploaded on Dec 14, 2007
My family team created a pedal powered mulcher for the Innovate or Die contest.
The bicycle cranks are connected to a cutting drum that cuts, grinds, and feeds the material in. In the back is a, free-wheeling, cutting drum provides the opposing cutting edge.
Its purpose: To turn yard waste into mulch for landscaping and reduce the size of organic materials to speed up the process of composting.
The Consumers Guide to Effective Environmental Choices by The Union of Concerned Scientists lists 7 High-Impact Activities to avoid due to their "especially high environmental impact".
Powerboats Pesticides and Fertilizers Gasoline-powered yard equipment Fireplaces and wood stoves Recreational off-road driving Hazardous cleaners and paints Products made from endangered or threatened species