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InSinkErator applauds new WRAP research
Food waste disposal expert InSinkErator, has this week expressed its support of new research from the Waste & Resources Action Programme, indicating a reduction in household food waste.
The research, which reports a reduction in avoidable UK household food waste of 21% 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, the 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 its campaigns to raise awareness on the scale of the issue.
"InSinkErator endeavours 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."
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8th November 2013