A recipe for social change
The Wonderbag is a revolutionary, non-electric heat-retention cooker that allows food that has been brought to the boil by conventional methods to continue to cook for up to 12 hours without using additional energy usage. This year Wonderbag has been chosen as one of TIME magazines ‘Top 50 Genius Companies 2018’, alongside Apple, SpaceX, Amazon, Oculus and more!
The most common way of cooking in South Africa is on an electric stove, with the majority of households and organisations being connected to the national grid. Managed by Eskom, this energy is largely generated from coal, a fossil fuel and a significant cause of greenhouse gas emissions.
Cooking with a Wonderbag significantly reduces cooking times and energy use, leading to electricity savings and the reduction of emissions. It also prevents the use of other polluting and dirty energy sources like charcoal, gas, paraffin, and wood, which also drives down greenhouse gas emission.
Formed in 2007, Natural Balance Global PTY (Ltd) is a South African social enterprise that owns, manufactures, and distributes Wonderbags throughout the world. In South Africa, Natural Balance has registered the Wonderbag project as a carbon offset project, unique to any other carbon offset project in South Africa.