Waste disposal units have been around for many years. In fact, the first machines were installed in the UK in the 1970s.
Today, around 60-70% of homes in the US have waste disposal units, but still only around 5% in the UK.
That's all about to change.
If food waste goes into landfill, it generates harmful methane (even more damaging than CO2!). So the UK Government is banning food waste from landfill by 2014, and local councils are expecting people to do home composting (that can attract rats) or use kitchen caddies (also known as slop buckets).
However, it's more environmentally friendly to stick food waste through a waste disposal unit down the drain, where it goes to the sewage plant. From there, food waste such as old vegetable peelings, banana skins and filter coffee grounds can potentially be used to create energy!
For every 1kw used by your EcoSink, the material it processes could be used to generate up to 10Kw of electricity.
There is a biomass plant at Didcot, Oxfordshire, where they convert all solid sewage into electricity within two weeks. We're campaigning for more biomass capability in the UK by lobbying our local MP, and building relationships with green and environmental bodies.
EcoSink waste disposal units have been designed and manufactured using up-to-date technology and a patented turntable. They are solely distributed in the UK and Ireland by a family firm with low overheads, making our products more affordable for you. The units are manufactured in a Hong Kong electric motor company that's owned by a family we've worked with since 1986, so we know them to be reliable and good quality.
EcoSink is also available in New Zealand and China, with plans to launch into Europe and the US.