Environment

Food waste disposers and the environment

About 20% of all household rubbish is made up of food waste. So why waste it? With InSinkErator’s brand of a food disposal, leftover scraps can be used to create biosolids or biogas as part of a holistic approach to waste management. When such recycled material is used as a power source, soil conditioner or fertiliser, the cycle begins again.

This approach means less food waste ends up in landfill to contribute to methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. That’s good news for carbon footprints, because less waste has to be collected and transported to the landfill sites.

In some parts of the UK, local authorities are actually paying people to install a food waste disposer unit. That’s perhaps not surprising when you consider that a disposer provided by InSinkErator® could save a council £19 a year. A considerable sum that could be reflected in cheaper council tax bills.

Another huge benefit of InSinkErator® food waste disposal is that waste is dealt with hygienically and instantly – rather than it being left in a bin to encourage smells, bacteria and insects.

Steaming hot benefits for the environment

FWD Group

FWD Group is formed by those members of the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA) who manufacture food waste disposers. It aims to provide scientifically sound information to assist the waste management debate.

Just think – while you are waiting for hot water to reach the sink, water is being wasted as it runs down the drain. Across the world, that means millions of litres of it every day. With an InSinkErator® hot tap, the water you want is available on demand, and no unheated water is wasted.

Speed is of the essence for you and it is good for the environment when it comes to conserving both water and energy. Steaming hot water mixes with tap water to fill a dishwasher basin quickly and economically. Cooking utensils can be cleaned on an efficient, one-off basis. And instant foods and other products needing hot water can be prepared without the need to heat water on a stove or in a microwave oven.