Green way of thinking is what we need today because the ecology is getting worse. Philips Design Probes presents Microbal Home. It’s a domestic ecosystem that challenges conventional design solutions to energy, cleaning, food preservation, lighting, human waste and healthy lifestyle. It’s a cyclical ecosystem that is closed, it acts as a biological machine to filter, process and recycle what we conventionally think of as waste – sewage, effluent, garbage, and waste water. At the heart of the Microbial Home system is the bio-digester kitchen island, which consists of a methane digester that converts bathroom waste solids and vegetable trimmings into methane gas that is used to power a series of functions in the home. Above the table is a ceramic garden and larder where vegetable groups are grown and stored and a glass vessel containing an array of honeycomb frames, inside. Plastic packaging waste is a problem in most households, but the paternoster waste up-cycler allows families to utilize the powerful enzymes. Bacteria to recycle everything! Such a great ecological concept is right what we need – it’s our future!