stop food in landfill
Did you know that the average Australian sends more than one tonne of waste to landfill each year? While 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 with a population of 40 million, resources will be more valuable than ever.
The alternative to landfill
Some people assumed InSinkErators used a lot of water. Fact is they use less than 1% of total yearly water use. This is equivalent to a single flush of a toilet in a household of four people.
Some people assume InSinkErators have blades… they don’t! Instead, impellers (lugs) are mounted on a spinning plate and use centrifugal force to grind the food waste (like hammers) crushing food waste into tiny particles, that are then washed away into the sewerage system. Hence the food waster disposer never requires emptying.
They cost just $3.50 a year to run.
The food waste is washed away into the sewerage which is sent to the wastewater treatment plant, at appropriate wastewater treatment plants, food waste can be turned into renewable energy and bio-solids.
Some people believe that composting is a better alternative. Composting plays an important role in waste management however, this is not a feasible option for many people living in high rise apartments. Additionally, food waste disposers are designed to complement people dedicated to composting as it facilitates the disposal of bones, animal food bi-products such as cheese and meat, and other food products not appropriate for compost beds.
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Australia is one of the highest producers of waste per head of population in the world.
tips to be a food waste warrior
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Food waste is fed into the disposer together with water from the ambient cold tap. The food waste is simply and quickly ground into fine particles, no knives and no blades. The food waste is then washed away through the waste disposer and into your normal waste system or into the sewerage. The Insinkerator food waste disposer is designed to cope with most types of food waste, including — bones from fish and poultry and meat, fish scraps, vegetables, fruit, egg shells and much more. Food waste disposers are designed for food waste only and packaging materials should not be...
food waste is bad for everything
We know food waste/organic matter in the garbage bin goes to landfill and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with so many landfill sites unable to process the methane gas.