Food waste process

How much do we waste and where it goes?

The average Australian sends more than one tonne of waste to landfill each year, the average Swedish household sends around three kilograms. Waste is Australia’s most rapidly increasing environmental and economic metric. Waste is an environmental issue as well as a resource issue, and as Australia approaches 2050 and a population of 40 million, resources will be more valuable than ever.

  • What happens to all the nutrients from food scraps when using Insinkerator food waste disposer?

At appropriate waste water treatment plants they are processed into biosolids and used in a variety of applicaitons for more information head to

  • What methane gas does to the environment? Vs Carbon dioxide?

Methane is around 21 times more potent as a GHG (greenhouse gas) than carbon dioxide. Extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases the greenhouse effect. More thermal energy is trapped by the atmosphere, causing the planet to become warmer than it would be naturally. This increase in the Earth’s temperature and is called global warming .

  • “We all want to be food waste warriors but how can we do this easily?”

Ensuring we buy and prepare the correct quantity of food, by storing food correctly, by reusing leftovers, and disposing what’s left via a food waste disposer.

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