The future of food waste is evolving

Dining out is dying out* as the credit crunch bites – but eating at home doesn’t have to mean a kitchen wallowing in leftovers, peelings and other unsightly and smelly food waste. A brand new, state-of-the-art food waste disposer, that can handle even the toughest food challenges, has been previewed by world-leading sink appliance specialist InSinkErator™.

When it hits the UK in late Summer / early Autumn ’09, the Evolution® range of disposers will be the quietest, most efficient waste disposers on the market – and is capable of grinding even large bones and stringy vegetable peelings. The flagship Evolution 200 model features unprecedented three stage grind technology which grinds all food waste. It ensures exceptional performance and efficiency, and means food waste takes just seconds to break down into small particles.

In addition, the Evolution range includes specially developed quiet technology, which helps reduce noise and vibration. The top of the range Evolution 200 will be 60 per cent quieter than a standard disposer, and the Evolution 100 will be around 40 per cent quieter.

Reflective of its name, the Evolution range is also far more aesthetically pleasing. Finished in brushed steel, Evolution 200 has been designed with a more contemporary feel to fit in with design led kitchens.

Easy to install, food waste disposers have always been a practical way of getting rid of food waste. Hidden away under the kitchen sink, they grind food waste into small particles. These are then flushed into the local waste water treatment system, rather than festering in a smelly bin that could attract bacteria and insects.

Joe Ferrara, managing director of InSinkErator said: “It goes without saying that we should not throw away more food than we need to. But, the sad reality is that 20 per cent of household waste in this country is food. With more people cooking from scratch and entertaining at home, finding a practical way of getting rid of this difficult fraction of rubbish is a real consideration. Rather than leaving smelly food waste to decompose in a kitchen pedal or outdoor green wheelie bin, that might not get collected for two weeks, food waste disposers offer a much simpler and more hygienic option. Getting rid of food this way rather than sending it to a land fill site, also helps to reduce greenhouse gases.”

* According to Abbey credit cards more than half of people in the UK have cut back on eating out. 44% also say they are cutting out takeaways in favour of preparing their own food (Jan 30th 2009,