Understanding the Environmental Benefits of Food Waste Disposers
In today's world, food waste disposers can be considered an environmental appliance - much like EnergyStar-rated refrigerators and laundry machines. Acknowledging the "wisdom of crowds," disposers are now sold in over 100 countries worldwide-based on decades of research and widespread use that support the essential role disposers play in diverting food waste from collection trucks, landfills, and incinerators
Each year in the United States, nearly 19 million tons of food waste is trucked to landfills.Once there, it quickly decomposes and produces methane, an environmentally harmful greenhouse gas at least 21 times more potent than CO2.
Durable. Practical. And environmentally responsible. Let Evergrind® help you put food waste in its proper place.
When you use an Evergrind® disposer and send food scraps down the drain to a wastewater treatment facility, you keep waste out of landfills and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. But that's just the beginning...
Wastewater facilities feed the food waste and other organic solids to microscopic organisms that are used to treat wastewater. During this digestion process, methane gas is produced. Treatment plants can capture the biogas and, in turn, use it to generate renewable energy to power the facility - resulting in savings for customers. Then, once the wastewater treatment process is completed, any residuals - also known as biosolids - can be turned into fertilizer or soil conditioner for use in agriculture and home gardening.
Still sending food waste to Landfills? Watch the video below to see how disposers play an important role in meeting America's food waste challenge.