Meet Mill. We’ve built an entirely new system to prevent waste, starting with food. Our approach takes the food you can’t eat at home, conserves the nutrients, and sends it back to farms where it can feed chickens. From the team that founded Nest, this is a practical and impactful way to take steps at home that are good for your kitchen and our planet.
Nobody likes waste. At home, it’s icky, smelly, and requires constant trips to take out the trash. And throwing away food is much worse than you think. When food rots in landfills, we waste the nutrients and resources that went into creating it, and even worse – it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is 80 times more potent than CO2. Our kitchens are the single largest source of food in landfills. There has to be a better way.
The Mill Membership is a practical way to outsmart waste at home. Every member receives a Mill kitchen bin that dries, shrinks and de-stinks your kitchen scraps overnight, turning them into nutrient-rich Food Grounds. Once your bin is full – which takes a few weeks – schedule a pickup for your Food Grounds in the Mill app and send them back to us. From there, we do the rest: working to turn your Food Grounds into a chicken feed ingredient so food stays food and becomes delicious all over again.
Matt Rogers, Founder & CEO, Mill, explains: “Mill makes it easy to do the right thing. Food isn’t trash. But until today, it was hard to do anything except throw uneaten food in the garbage. The Mill Membership is a simple way to keep food out of landfills, send it back to farms, and make your kitchen smell awesome. From my time at Nest, we know that a small step at home can have a positive impact for people and the planet. Resources are increasingly scarce—wasting food at home is a solvable problem that we can tackle together. This is just the beginning for Mill. Sign up today at mill.com and make an impact right from your kitchen.”
“Waste doesn’t exist in nature, yet we create it everywhere and have been trained to ignore it, or worse, believe it’s inevitable,” says Harry Tannenbaum, Founder & President, Mill. “Food in landfills is one of the most solvable climate problems facing us today. At Mill, we’re building a pathway to connect what people can’t eat at home with farms that benefit from a more sustainable feed ingredient. Our approach is a practical and easy way to stop wasting food at home, prevent rotting garbage on the curb, and reduce methane emissions. Together with our members and the communities and policymakers we work with, we can make progress towards a better planet.”
Mill was founded in 2020 by Matt Rogers and Harry Tannenbaum, who worked together at Nest, building the iconic Nest Learning Thermostat and other smart home products. The lessons they learned about encouraging new habits at home that are good for people and the planet are incredibly relevant to changing our perception of waste, starting in the kitchen.
Head to mill.com and sign up to reserve your Mill Membership with a refundable deposit to secure your place. Your membership, starting at $33/month, activates as soon as you receive your bin and includes everything you need to make food waste (and fruit flies) a thing of the past.
Trash stinks. Together, we can do better. Mill has created a new system to help you outsmart waste at home.
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