We all want to do better for ourselves and our planet, but in a society centred on consumption rather than sustainability, it can be challenging. Planning out meals before heading to the grocery store is a great way to avoid over buying and curb food waste. And making an effort to whip up recipes with sustainable seafood or shake up sustainable cocktail recipes is great too. But we can't always turn vegetable ends like fennel fronds into pasta. Sometimes food waste, like banana peels and fruit pits (they can't all be planted in our home garden) is just unavoidable. 

With a sleek design and the capacity to hold up to 5 L, the new Eco 5 FoodCycler can reduce that unavoidable food waste volume by 90 per cent — and we're giving one away to one lucky winner.

Take the removable bucket anywhere around your kitchen to easily fill it with food scraps and waste. Then, when you're ready to process the food waste, simply put the bucket back inside and press the start button. After just a few hours, your food waste will be turned into a nutrient-rich soil amendment that can act as plant food in your backyard garden or even potted plants.

There's almost no food too tough for the Eco 5. Throw in meat, shells and even bones, and the Eco 5 will use its unique grinding system, with the combination of aeration and heat, to pulverize food waste into a fine dry powder. It's odourless, quiet and easy to use. Just place the lightweight container near an outlet and you're good to go.

Made in a partnership between Vitamix and Food Cycle Science, the Eco 5 FoodCycler is an eco-friendly dream come true. Its sleek design and compact size allow it to fit into any kitchen, while its powerful system can easily and odourlessly reduce food waste volume by 90 per cent. 

Want to win your very own Eco 5? Simply answer the question below.

The question is: What is the Vitamix Eco 5?

Contest closes: 9th July 2023

By entering the contest, it is deemed that the entrant accepts the terms and conditions stated below.

No purchase necessary.

Prize cannot be exchanged for cash equivalent.

Prize is not transferable.

One entry per person, no bulk or third-party entries, unless the rules of the contest state so.

No responsibility can be taken for any lost or delayed entries.

Winner must be 18 years old or over and live in the GTA.

The winner will be chosen by random and will be notified by email.

The winner will need to confirm acceptance within 24 hours of being notified. If the winner does not confirm acceptance within this timeframe, another contest entrant will be chosen at random.