InSinkErator®, the global leader and inventor of the food waste disposer, has today expressed its support of new research from the Waste and Resources Action Programme, indicating a reduction in household food waste.
The research, which reports a reduction in avoidable UK household food waste of 21 per cent between 2007 and 2012, highlights the scale of the opportunity remaining to further reduce the environmental impact of food waste as a whole.
As highlighted in the report, seven million tonnes of food and drink are still being wasted every year in the UK, including some 86 million chickens! As a result there remains a huge additional strain on landfill sites.
Composting food waste can be the ideal option. However for those unable to do so, why not make the most of those chickens and, rather than discarding the carcass straight away, go on to make some stock for a winter soup? To then dispose of the remaining bones, an InSinkErator® Food Waste Disposer is a safe and considerate alternative to placing them in the bin for landfill.
Waste disposal units are playing an increasingly critical environmental role in managing food scraps, and are gaining popularity on a global scale. InSinkErator® food waste disposers have the potential to grind waste so it can be used for biogas or fertiliser, reducing the planet’s carbon footprint and offering a sustainable solution to food waste. In addition, InSinkErator® food waste disposers are clean, hygienic and reduce the build-up of waste in a kitchen bin.
Ashley Munden, Managing Director InSinkErator® Europe, says: “As active campaigners for sustainable food waste solutions, we wholeheartedly applaud the efforts of WRAP in their campaigns to raise awareness on the scale of the issue.
“InSinkErator® endeavour to provide households with the means to dispose of food waste in a convenient, hygienic manner, however all too much of discarded food is indeed avoidable. 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.”
Notes to editors:
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.
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 2012 were $24.4 billion. For more information, visit www.Emerson.com.
7th November 2013
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