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Food waste disposers are an ideal alternative to composting

InSinkErator®, the global leader in food waste disposers, offers consumers otherwise unable to compost, an alternative to sending waste to over-loaded landfill sites.

It is a shocking fact that seven million tonnes of food and drink are being wasted every year in the UK, according to WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme). This is not only damaging to the environment, but landfill sites are under pressure with the mounting food waste. 

InSinkErator® is an active campaigner in encouraging the public to dispose of their food waste sustainably, and advises consumers to compost wherever possible. Composting has excellent environmental benefits, as the waste has been diverted from landfills, which decreases the production of methane. Composting increases the nutrient content of the soil and helps it to retain moisture. It can also aid the reduction of plant disease and even minimise annoying pests that destroy cherished flower beds and vegetable patches.  

If there is not the option of composting, then an InSinkErator® food waste disposer is an ideal alternative. InSinkErator® food waste disposers grind food waste into minute particles that can be harvested to produce biogas or fertiliser, reducing our own and the planet’s carbon footprint. This offers a sustainable solution as well as a practical, contemporary convenience to food waste in the kitchen. In addition, InSinkErator® food waste disposers are clean, hygienic and reduce smells, bacteria and insects in the kitchen.

Ashley Munden, Managing Director, Europe, for InSinkErator®, says: “ With food waste accounting for no less that 20 per cent of household waste, there is no better way than to compost; this is the most environmentally-responsible means of disposal. However, not everyone is lucky enough to have a garden patch, or a place for a food waste bin; the next best thing and totally in tune with the way we live our lives today is the installation of a food waste disposer as a hygienic, safe and sustainable alternative.” 

Benefits of an InSinkErator® food waste disposer:

Food waste is dealt with hygienically and instantly – rather than leaving it in a bin to encourage smells, bacteria and insects

Less food waste has to be collected and transported to land fill sites – which helps to reduce greenhouse gasses

Safety isn’t a problem for a young family – the grind ring does its work in seconds without the use of sharp blades

For more information about InSinkErator® food waste disposers call 0800 389 3715 or visit the website at

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