Research and policy updates

The cost-saving and environmental benefits of Food Waste Disposers (FWD) are being noted around the world. Scroll over the map pins for a global perspective of FWD research and policy decisions:

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Opportunity in the UK

In the UK food waste disposers (FWDs) are currently only used in about 6% of homes. Yet researchers across the globe agree that FWDs don't harm sewer systems and can provide environmental benefits - see The Science for more on this. In fact, 94% of UK homes here are missing out on FWDs' ability to help them process their leftovers and contriute their green value to a sustainable society.

The small number of UK householders who have adopted this convenient and eco-friendly way to dispose of food waste pales in comparison to other parts of the world. For example, 50% of households in the USA and 34% of households in New Zealand have used them for decades. In Australia, where they have been using them for over 25 years, 20% of homes have FWDs.

In the US, around 80% of new homes have a FWD and many municipalities require their installation as part of an overall environmental programme. In Anaheim / Santa Ana, California (pop 2.8million), they are in 94% of homes.