InSinkErator® Joins Expert Panel To Discuss Solutions For Growing Problem Of Food Waste

InSinkErator®, the global leader and inventor of food waste disposers, has taken part in a live online panel with other industry experts. The discussion looked in detail at food waste disposers and their role within food waste management.

Streamed live on Tuesday 29th April 2014, the panel consisted of speakers with expert knowledge on key subjects including food waste disposers, recycling biosolids and waste water treatment. Michael Keleman, Lead Environmental Engineer at InSinkErator®, discussed the benefits of food waste disposers as a sustainable solution to the mounting problem of food waste.

Keleman asserted now is the perfect time for increasing awareness and uptake of food waste disposers, and stated: “Because of the trend to keep organics out of landfill, public entities have an invested interest in reducing their energy demand and carbon footprint by using food waste disposers.”

Seven million tonnes of food and drink are wasted every year in the UK, resulting in growing strain on landfill sites. An InSinkErator® food waste disposer grinds food waste into tiny particles, which are flushed into the sewage system – reducing the amount of food waste sent to landfill by up to 20 per cent.

The online event, entitled ‘Food Waste Disposal Units – Is the Jury Still Out?’, has been coordinated by be Waste Wise, an environmental organisation dedicated to raising awareness of issues in waste disposal and possible solutions, via eco-friendly online seminars.

Ashley Munden, Managing Director, InSinkErator® Europe, says: “As active campaigners for sustainable food waste solutions, we wholeheartedly applaud any events that help raise awareness on the scale of the issue.

“InSinkErator® endeavour to provide households with an environmentally responsible way to dispose of food waste in a convenient, hygienic manner. It’s therefore great to see such a significant increase in household consideration of food waste and its impact, and we look forward to even more good news on its reduction in the future.”

Full information and the video recording of ‘Food Waste Disposal Units – Is the Jury Still Out?’ can be viewed online, at:

You can also join in the discussion on Twitter using the hashtags: #foodwaste #2014gdw or watch the video via the be Waste Wise channel on Youtube:


Image caption: The Evolution 200 Food Waste Disposer from InSinkErator®

Notes to editors:

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.

About Emerson:

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

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6th May 2014



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