Most of us now realise the necessity of being kinder to the environment than we have been in the past, but we are still largely ignorant of how much our kitchen appliances can help us to achieve that objective.
Kitchen technology and design has improved tremendously in the last ten years’ alone, and some of the most environmentally effective products are those that fly under most people’s radar. InSinkErator®, the global leader in food waste disposers, and a major player in steaming hot water taps, has some very sobering and pertinent facts for our attention. For while these products might not be among the sexiest on the market, they are certainly great for the environment and a valuable time and motion saver for the user.
Food waste accounts for about 20% of all household rubbish and it is reckoned that local authorities could save around £33¹ per household if everyone were to use a food waste disposer. Food scraps that have been through a waste disposer can be used to create biosolids as part of a holistic waste management approach. When the recycled material is used as a power source, soil conditioner or fertiliser, the cycle begins again.
With a disposer, food waste is dealt with hygienically and instantly and less food waste ends up in landfill to contribute to methane and other greenhouse gas emissions.
InSinkErator’s range of top quality steaming hot water taps, which provide instant hot water, are also convenient and super-efficient. In the UK, millions of litres of water are wasted each day while people wait for hot water to reach the sink. In a large house, 40 to 50 metres of pipe may extend from the water heater to the most distant sink.
With a steaming hot water tap, hot water is available on demand and this immediate availability means little to no water waste. There are many other advantages too. Near-boiling water from the hot water tank can mix with tap water to quickly and economically fill a basin with dish water. Cooking utensils can be cleaned on an efficient, one-off basis, while instant foods, tea, coffee and hot beverages requiring hot water can be prepared without the need to heat water in a kettle, on a stove or in a microwave oven.
Ashley Munden, InSinkErator’s Sales and Marketing Director, says: “InSinkErator® products are an immensely shrewd, long-term investment for the kitchen and their many and varied benefits to the environment are probably immeasurable. The savings on waste and precious water are genuinely substantial and the appliances are stylish and of the highest quality.”
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Image caption: Food waste disposers and steaming hot water taps from InSinkErator® are a shrewd investment for the kitchen and great for the environment.
4th December 2012
InSinkErator® UK, a business unit of Emerson, is the UK and world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and the clear global market leader. Food waste disposers divert around 20 per cent of household waste away from landfill and have been shown to have a smaller carbon footprint than kerbside collection. In 2007 InSinkErator® launched a brand new product, the Steaming Hot Water Tap, which delivers 98 degree centigrade, filtered, hot water on demand.
National retailers of InSinkErator® products include John Lewis, Magnet, B&Q and Plumb Centre. Products are also widely available from most independent kitchen retailers across the UK. For more information about InSinkErator® products or local stockists, call 0800 389 3715 or visit the company’s website at www.insinkerator.co.uk.
Emerson, based in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and tools and storage businesses. Sales in fiscal 2011 were $24 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com
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