In the face of a rapidly growing population, finding an appropriate method of dealing with household waste continues to be a matter of heightened importance. Food waste accounts for more than 30% of the total rubbish in household rubbish bins. Therefore it stands to reason a suitable treatment option for this organic component could help alleviate a global waste problem.

Organic food waste when dumped into landfill is a known contributor to the production of harmful greenhouse gas. Specifically methane which is known to be 21 times more toxic than carbon dioxide. Methane is however recognised as a valuable source of energy if it can be captured. Using a food waste disposer facilitates just that in areas serviced by an appropriately equipped wastewater treatment facility.

After being ground food waste is sent via the sewerage system to a waste water treatment system. Treatment plants are designed to treat organic waste, in contrast to landfill sites which are the least desirable way to dispose of organic waste. Properly equipped facilities allow food waste to be recycled where in many instances the methane gas generated can be converted into usable energy to power homes and businesses.

In addition to being an environmentally responsible solution food waste disposers deliver new levels of convenience to the modern kitchen. Food scraps can be quickly and hygienically deposited down the kitchen sink reducing the need for food waste bins and the unpleasant odours they omit. Most food types including bones can be ground and it may surprise you to know they grind without blades. Instead lugs on a spinning plate push the food scraps against a stationary grind ring where it is then flushed through the plumbing.

Why clean in and around bins when you can create a more hygienic kitchen environment by installing an InSinkErator Food Waste Disposer? Rid the kitchen of the bacteria and insects associated with food scraps sitting in kitchen bins, particularly during the hot Australian summer.

Food waste disposers save time in the kitchen as food is disposed of at the point of preparation, instead of being transferred to an alternative area to dispose of. In addition to this the time spent cleaning up can be significantly reduced as food scraps can be washed away and ground at the same time plates are rinsed. They use minimal water, in fact only 1% of the total household water consumption which is approximately equivalent to one toilet flush per day.

Food waste disposers suit our lifestyles now, even more so than when we invented them 75 years ago. When designing the perfect kitchen ask yourself, have you thought about how the food waste will be managed? There is now an alternative to living with food waste.

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