Convenient for you, great for the environment
Food waste accounts for about 20% of all household rubbish. Food scraps that have been through a
waste disposer can be used to create biosolids or biogas as part of a holistic waste management approach. When the recycled material is used as a power source, soil conditioner or fertiliser, the cycle begins again!
- Food waste is dealt with hygienically and instantly – rather than it being left in a bin to encourage smells, bacteria and insects
- Less food waste ends up in landfill to contribute to methane and other green house gas emissions
- Less food waste has to be collected and transported to those land fill sites – good news for carbon footprints!
- In some areas of the UK, local authorities are paying people to install a sink disposer. And why not? It has been estimated that each food waste disposer could save a local council £19 a year – a figure that could be reflected in cheaper council tax bills.
- Food waste accounts for 20 per cent of your household rubbish
- Local authorities could save around £19 per household if everyone were to use a food waste disposer
- Biogas generated as a result of recycling can be used to produce around 33 units of electricity each year
- Soil conditioner produced as a result of recycling is high in nitrogen, a vital source of nutrients for soil and so ideal for farm land
- Millions of liters of water are wasted each day while people wait for hot water to reach the sink.
- In a large house, 40-50 meters of pipe may extend from the water heater to the most distant sink.
- It can take a long time for hot water to reach the faucet; while waiting, all the unheated tap water runs down the drain.
- With a steaming hot water tap, hot water is available on-demand
- The immediate availability of hot water means little to no water waste.
- Near-boiling water from the hot water tank can mix with tap water to quickly and economically fill a basin with dishwater.
- Cooking utensils can be cleaned on an efficient, one-off basis.
- Instant foods and other products requiring hot water can be prepared without the need to heat water on a stove or in a microwave oven.
FWD Group is formed by those members of the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic
Appliances (AMDEA) who manufacture food waste disposers. It aims to provide scientifically
sound information to assist the waste management debate.