Research compiled by food waste disposer inventor, InSinkErator has revealed that Colchester is the most recycling-conscious area in England, followed by Torridge, Bath and North East Somerset, Stroud and Adur. InSinkErator analysed data from the Government Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on which local authorities have done the most to reduce their waste output, in addition to increasing the amount of waste that gets recycled or composted. By contrast, the data shows that the least recycling-conscious areas in England are Middlesborough, Knowsley, Blackpool, South Tyneside and Liverpool.
InSinkErator is an active campaigner in encouraging the prevention of avoidable food waste and the disposal of unavoidable food waste sustainably, advising consumers to compost wherever possible or install a food waste disposer. Furthermore, at KBB Birmingham 2022, InSinkErator previewed its complete waste management system, pictured. The flexible bin solutions fit under the sink, alongside an InSinkErator food waste disposer. Consumers can manage all their food waste, recycling and general waste, while keeping their kitchen clutter-free. The new integrated bin system will be available in a selection of widths: 500mm, 600mm and 1000mm.
Anne Kaarlela, marketing communications and customer service manager, Europe, InSinkErator, said: “It’s important to us at InSinkErator to not only understand the reduction in waste targets set by the Government but also how effective consumers are at recycling and composting their waste, especially with the changes in legislation soon to be implemented. With anaerobic digestion able to produce biogas from food waste, it’s vital that consumers change their habits and behaviours for the future of our planet. We hope the introduction of separate food waste collections will help consumers to be more conscious of what happens to their food waste, while also reducing the alarming volumes of food waste being sent to landfill.”