A new cooker that cuts the use of fuel has been launched in Africa.
Natural Balance claims the ‘Wonderbag’ can prevent the emission of half a ton of carbon every year, equivalent to more than 45,000 EU households emitting carbon annually.
After food is boiled for around 10 minutes and taken off the heat, it is put into the Wonderbag where it slow cooks for up to seven hours due to the heat retention. The carbon trading company claims this reduces the use of water by around 80% as there is no evaporation.
Trials of the Wonderbag across Rwanda also found an average family’s fuel usage was reduced by around 70%, equivalent to saving 4.9 trees per household every year.
Sarah Collins, Owner and Founder of the social enterprise said: “I launched Wonderbag in order to specifically target countries and communities with high poverty rates, a shortage of fuel supplies, frequent incidence of health problems associated with air pollution and injuries resulting from fuel fires.”