I had never ever imagined that we are polluting the environment just by throwing away stuff. Yes…You read that right. Just by not throwing things correctly that is disposing of wet and dry garbage, we are polluting the environment. It is a grave concern especially in counties like India and thus we are giving rise to these high landfills which emit a foul odour and gases which again pollute, harm the atmosphere and in turn, are causing something known as Global Warming!
Yes, improper disposal is leading to Global Warming!
What if I told you we can totally eliminate this problem? We can really dispose of the wet garbage at our homes by installing this food waste disposer and this is known as Insinkerator?
What is Insinkerator?
InSinkErator® is a food waste disposer unit which does not use any blades whatsoever. Instead, impellers mounted on a spinning plate use centrifugal power to force food waste particles against a grind ring. That ring breaks down the food waste into very fine particles – virtually liquefying them.
Running water from the tap then flushes the particles through the grind ring out of the disposer and into your wastewater pipe. From there it flows to the wastewater treatment plant or your septic system.
All this means that disposers are an environmentally responsible alternative to conventional disposal methods such as a landfill. Not only does this help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but it means that food waste can be processed and used for renewable energy.
What can be disposed of in the Inskinkerator?
Any type of raw or cooked food, including typical Indian vegetables can be disposed of off in minutes, using the InSinkErator food waste disposer. It is normally recommended to put mixed food waste into the disposer.
All one needs to do is put the food waste in the sink-hole instead of the dustbin, run cold water, and start the InSinkErator with the push of a button. The food waste is pushed inside the main chamber where the lugs and grinding plates turn food waste into a sludge-like substance which is then easily flushed down the drain into the main sewerage system, ensuring there is no clogging.
Benefits of InSinkErator
The InSinkErator helps by ensuring all food waste is disposed of instantly, rather than being thrown into the dustbin where it starts decomposing and rotting.
- Less mess, less smell – No disposable food on kitchen counters or dustbin means much less smelly and messy kitchens
- Hygiene – Kitchens become much more hygienic since no rotting wet waste mean less infection and fewer pests, rodents
- Value for money – Reduction in overall waste that needs to dispose off in a house means saving on costs related to waste management, including plastic garbage bags, big dustbins, kitchen cleaners and fresheners, pest control etc.
- Sustainable, healthy and environment-friendly – Manual food waste disposal is a huge physical, health and financial burden on societies, waste disposal authorities and for the country overall. Food waste harms the environment to a great extent due to littering, use of plastic bags, vehicles for transport and dumping in landfills, which releases harmful gases into the atmosphere. All this can be significantly reduced using food waste disposers at home and commercial establishments.
But there are definitely some myths related to food waste disposers and they are…
MYTH 1: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS ARE NOT FEASIBLE FOR INDIAN KITCHEN SINKS / INDIAN FOOD
Fact: The truth is that almost all raw or cooked food waste generated in Indian kitchens can go into a disposer, including bones, tough skins and fibrous materials. The InSinkErator can be installed easily and discreetly under any Indian kitchen sink, using the existing kitchen drain-pipe system.
MYTH 2: FOOD WASTE DISPOSER USES A LOT OF WATER AND ELECTRICITY
Fact: Although operating a food waste disposer does involve running water and using electricity, the InSinkErator uses only about 1% or less of a household’s total water consumption (only about as much water per day as one flush of a toilet) and costs on average less than 50 rupees a year in electric usage.
MYTH 3: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS HAVE BLADES AND ARE DANGEROUS TO USE
Fact: InSinkErator uses small lugs and grinding plates to break down food waste into sludge. They do NOT have blades and hence it is perfectly safe to push food waste down the sink-hole with hands. However, users can always use a spoon or brush to push down the food waste into the sink-hole.
MYTH 4: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS ARE A VERY FOREIGN CONCEPT. THEY ARE NOT REALLY USEFUL IN INDIA
Fact: InSinkErator is all the more relevant for Indian households as using it helps you to avoid the menace of maintaining dustbins which result in a messy and smelly kitchen. It is also a huge contributor to reducing the burden on landfills.
MYTH 4: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS ARE NOISY
Fact: InSinkErator Sound Limiter™ insulation and Anti-vibration mount® technology mean Evolution disposer models can operate with very little noise versus a standard disposer. A number of patented technologies are used to cut down the noise to the standards unheard in the industry.
MYTH 5: FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS WILL CLOG KITCHEN DRAIN PIPES AND OVERLOAD THE SEWERAGE SYSTEM
Fact: InSinkErator Food Waste Disposers grind food waste into very fine particles, which have a density (~ equal to 1) similar to human waste such that they float with water and get easily pushed down the drain line.
Hope all of you mommies will take the responsibility of saving the environment very seriously and take a look at installing a food disposer!
Keep on disposing of responsibly.