07.01.11 REDUCING ROADSIDE RUBBISH MOUNTAINS
Most food waste need never see a dustbin, much less pavements or alleyways, according to the Association of Manufacturers of Domestic Appliances (AMDEA). For decades homes in Sweden, North America, Australia and many other countries have found a far more hygienic, affordable and environmentally friendly way of dealing with food leftovers, without a bin bag crossing the kitchen threshold.
17.02.11 FOOD WASTE DISPOSERS TO HELP HOUSEHOLDS WASTE NOT
Today, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for the rejection of the prevailing wisdom that kerbside collection of food waste is the single solution that will end landfilling. Updating its policy in support of Food Waste Disposers, CIWEM wants to encourage as many people as possible to recycle this valuable waste product and divert it from landfill.
14.6.11 EXTRA KITCHEN BINS ARE SLOPPY POLICY
Promoting separate kerbside collection as the favoured means of diverting food waste from landfill is misguided policy. It could deny householders hygienic and sustainable alternatives, widely used in other countries. Domestic food waste disposers, installed under their kitchen sinks, can deliver their slops to anaerobic digestion (AD) without the need to store decomposing waste in their kitchens.