InSinkErator® Food Waste Disposers And Composting Collaborate In The Battle Against Food Waste

InSinkErator®, the global leader and inventor of food waste disposers, offers a complementary counterpart to traditional composting in a bid to deal with the growing problem of food waste.

Over seven million tonnes of food and drink are wasted every year in the UK, according to figures from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)1, which places a huge strain on landfill sites and contributes to greenhouse gas emissions.

Now, homeowners are seeing the consequences of this more than ever before, with avoidable food waste costing UK households £12.5 billion annually1, estimated by WRAP. Although watching what we buy and how much we cook can lessen this, there is still a large amount of food waste that is unavoidable, and must be disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

Composting food waste is an ideal method of limiting the amount sent to landfill for those with the time and space to do so. Good elements for composting include vegetable scraps, eggshells and tea bags, as well as other household junk, such as shredded newspapers and grass clippings. Any of this organic waste diverted from landfill will help to reduce harmful emissions and lessen the strain on local landfill sites, while providing a completely free and natural soil enricher.

But composting is not exhaustive in dealing with food waste. Adding meat, fish or bones to your heap can attract rats and other pests, and organic waste slow to decompose will be a hindrance when it comes to using compost material.

To complement your compost heap, an InSinkErator® food waste disposer will deal with leftover food scraps unsuitable for composting, hygienically and instantly. The top-of-the-range Evolution® 200 food waste disposer is ideal for growing families or home entertainers, with three stage grind technology and incredibly quiet operation. The InSinkErator® range comprises models to suit every household, each with the best design, performance and ease of installation. Food waste is ground into tiny particles and simply flushed down the drain, where it can be transported to a wastewater treatment plant and made into biogas or fertiliser.

Linda Phoutthasak, Marketing Manager, Europe, for InSinkErator®, says: “Food waste is a growing concern and, at InSinkErator®, we are looking to help homeowners manage the problem as sustainably as possible. An InSinkErator® food waste disposer is a perfect companion to composting, allowing more people than ever before to rid their home of the organic waste bin and divert all of their food waste from landfill.”

Key features and benefits of the InSinkErator® Evolution 200:

  • Premium technology for everyone, especially those who enjoy entertaining regularly
  • 60 per cent quieter than standard models
  • Three stages of grinding – grinds all food waste for the finest grind
  • Built-in air switch (in polished chrome or brushed steel) accessory for easy installation and added convenience
  • Power booster circuit with micro-processor increases torque to tackle the most difficult to grind foods
  • Stainless steel grind chamber (1,180ml) and stainless steel superior grinding elements handle all waste
  • Stainless steel strainer basket and plug
  • Cover control available for conversion to batch feed use
  • Auto-reverse action for extended product life and trouble free operation
  • Six year parts and labour guarantee

For more information about InSinkErator® food waste disposers call 01923 297 880 or visit the website at www.insinkerator.co.uk

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Image caption: The top-of-the-range InSinkErator® Evolution 200 food waste disposer deals with food scraps hygienically and instantly.

Notes for Editors:

1 WRAP – Household Food and Drink Waste in the UK

About InSinkErator®:

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.

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3rd March 2015

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