Clear The Air News Blog Rotating Header Image

United Kingdom: Environmental Impact Study of Food Waste Disposers

The U.K. counties of Worcestershire and Herefordshire near Wales began subsidizing the purchase of disposals by residents in 2005, after studying the issue and concluding that using disposals was a cost-effective, convenient, and hygienic means of diverting kitchen food waste from landfills. According to their analysis, using in-sink disposals for food waste costs less and has a better carbon footprint than other waste disposal options. The counties estimated that lower solid waste disposal costs would pay for the cost of subsidies in approximately three years.

Download (PDF, 18KB)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *