How Sustainable is Lomi?

Naman Bajaj
March 5, 2024

Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. When leftover food scraps end up in a landfill, they rot and create GHG emissions in the form of methane. Also, all the nutrients in the food get destroyed with them.

On the other hand, synthetic fertilizers used in farming are a non-renewable, short-term solution that is dangerous to both humans and animals. Nitrous oxide, one of the main chemical compounds found in synthetic fertilizers, is 300 times worse for the environment than CO2.

Lomi is solving these problems with the world's first Smart Waste™ kitchen composter that transforms household food waste into nutrient-rich plant food.

About Lomi

Jeremy Lang, the founder of Pela Case, a brand that makes phone cases from compostable materials, founded Lomi. After scaling Pela Case for a few years, Jeremy expanded the material science department to develop a solution for food waste.

The Product and Science team successfully created the Lomi, a smart waste kitchen composter that accelerates the composting process. The product is available in two variants, Lomi Classic and Lomi Bloom.

What makes Lomi sustainable?

In 2022, the global fleet of Lomi Smart Waste Appliances enabled its customers to avoid emitting up to 16,000 metric tons of CO2e and helped prevent up to 120 million pounds of food scraps from entering landfills.

  • Using a Lomi for a year can help prevent the emissions equivalent of:
  • Powering a gasoline car for 576 miles.
  • Burning 257 pounds of coal.
  • Charging a smartphone 28,221 times.
  • Lomi helps consumers to
  • Reduce their carbon footprint by 127%.
  • Reduce their organic kitchen waste by 80%.
  • Using Lomi also helps consumers save plastic trash bags used for curbside pickups.
  • Customers can use Lomi Earth, the organic matter created at the end of the composting process, to replace synthetic fertilizers.
  • As per lab studies, it has a good nutrient content and can hold onto these nutrients well so that they are not washed away and lost from the soil.

What certifications do Lomi products have?

The brand has the following certifications:

  • Climate Neutral Certified: continuously measuring, reducing, and offsetting emissions generated from making and delivering its products and services.
  • Certified B Corp: balancing profit and purpose while meeting the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance.

What can Lomi do better?

Customers on independent review sites have mentioned the difficulty they experienced in getting their Lomi repaired. A business focused on sustainability should make it easier for customers to extend the life of the product by providing repair kits and spare parts.

This post reflects most of the brand’s sustainability efforts as of December 2023. Brands make more progress over time, so their website may have more recent information.
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