You may not desire a food waste disposer, but once you have one, you won’t be without it. Food waste disposers are a cleaner, more convenient and responsible way to dispose of food waste (not to mention, no more smelly bins!)
Each year 1.3bn tonnes of food, about a third of the food that is produced, is wasted. In the UK about 20% of all household rubbish is made up of food waste. Most of the food thrown out ends up in landfill contributing to methane and other greenhouse gas emissions. Even if you are someone who is very careful not to waste food, it is inevitable that from time to time you will need to throw food away.
How food waste disposers can help the environment
A food waste disposer is a environmentally responsible, must-have appliance for the modern kitchen. They provide the answer to the growing problem of food waste. Fitted easily and discreetly under the sink, a food waste disposer grinds food waste into tiny particles. These are then flushed through into the local waste treatment system or a septic tank.
Water treatment plants filter out the food waste particles your waste disposal unit sends their way. This filtered waste is often turned into fertilizer to help plants grow, and does not end up polluting the water or decomposing into methane gases that pollute the air. Any methane that is given off at the water treatment plant is captured and redirected, used for things like producing energy, which has a further positive impact on the environment.
Food waste disposers currently divert around 20 per cent of household food waste away from landfill. That’s also good news for carbon footprints, because less waste has to be collected and transported to the landfill sites.
Other benefits of food waste disposers
A waste disposer also offers practical convenience. Waste food waste disposal units deal with food hygienically and instantly – rather than it being left in a bin to encourage smells, bacteria and insects – perfect during the summer months. There are also no blades or knives meaning they are a safe for all the family to use.
What food can be put down a disposer?
Examples of what you can put down a typical food waste disposer include vegetable peelings, food leftovers, tea bags, egg shells, small bones, fruit skins and crusts. Generally, the more powerful the unit, the greater the range of waste food you can put down it.
“I was given my food waste disposer a while ago.” says KSL’s Managing Director Richard Hibbert. “At the time we weren’t selling them so I was a bit dubious about how useful it would be. Since I’ve had the system at home, I honestly wouldn’t be without it. As well as the environmental benefits, our bin doesn’t get so full so quickly and it doesn’t smell. Knowing how useful they are, we now encourage all of our customers to consider food waste disposers in their kitchen specification.”
Food waste disposal systems like InSinkErator® can be included in any kitchen specification you purchase from KSL. Or if you wish to add InSinkErator® to your existing kitchen we can supply and install one for you.
For more information please visit us at the showroom or contact us on 01787 339023.