InSinkErator – Sustainability Innovation and design

Each year in the United States, nearly 34 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.

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Headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE:EMR) is the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers and instant hot water dispensers for home and commercial use. Yet, InSinkErator is not only the largest manufacturer of food waste disposers, we invented them in 1927.

Today, InSinkErator offers a high performance line of disposers, the Evolution Series®, with advanced sound, grind, anti-jam and anti-vibration technologies.

And no one has done more to innovate, research, and design advanced technologies for disposers. In the last 10 years alone, InSinkErator has published dozens of patents and has invested millions in R&D and environmental Life Cycle Analysis.

To further support the category, InSinkErator has also partnered with universities, researchers and municipalities from around the world, seeking smarter ways for society to convert food waste into renewable energy and fertilizer.

Each year in the United States, nearly 34 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.

While composting provides one approach to tackling America’s food waste management challenge, it isn’t always practical for today’s busy lifestyle.

Enter InSinkErator®. Our food waste disposers provide a convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to transporting leftovers to landfills. Plus, capable wastewater treatment plants can even recycle food scraps into energy and fertilizer.

Durable. Practical. And environmentally responsible. A recent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of common ways to dispose of food scraps reported that disposers can help reduce global warming potential vs. landfills and in some cases, can even aid in energy production at the wastewater treatment plant. Click LCA to read more.

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