M Sivasamy, a potter from Coimbatore, has created a eco-friendly refrigerator that uses no energy and can preserve fresh produce for up to four days.
M Sivasamy, a potter from Tamil Nadu, using clay to create a portable, eco-friendly refrigerator that can keep food fresh for up to four days without the use of electricity.
The 70-year-old man, who had spent his whole life creating clay objects, made the decision to apply his skills and knowledge to create a tool that would aid in sustainable living.
He claims that in 2020, he will have constructed a clay eco-friendly refrigerator that requires no power and can keep food fresh for up to four days.
He made two modifications to a large cylindrical clay pot: a front tap and a back outlet for water pouring. Vegetables can be placed inside the lid of the larger pot, which is neatly nested inside the smaller one.
“You fill the large pot with water, about 15 litres, and because it stays cool, your vegetables stays cool as well. They can last up to four days if stored properly. Additionally, you may preserve curd, milk, and eggs in it, claims Sivasamy.
This refrigerator comes in two sizes, the smaller of which is 1.5 feet long and the larger of which is 2 feet. He claims he has already sold more than 100 refrigerators, each of which costs Rs 1,700 and Rs 1,800.
Sivasamy wants to see more people live sustainably by switching to clay pots. Revert to living the way our parents and grandparents did, and you won’t need to go to the hospital as often.