Optimal waste disposal with InSinkErator – Hotel News ME
What is food waste really? For many people, these are just uneaten meals, and they don’t think much about it after scraping them off the plate in the trash. However, this waste drains a lot of money. About $ 218 billion is lost due to food waste in the United States.
In addition, due to health and hygiene regulations promulgated by federal or state governments, hotels and restaurants dispose of food that is not consumed within a certain timeframe, usually several hours, even if it is not consumed. are always perfectly consumable.
Food waste puts unnecessary pressure on the environment: it adds waste to water supplies, farmlands, livestock and other resources. Rotten foods infested with bacteria can become poisonous. If it seeps into drinking water tables, it could trigger a health problem in the municipality.
It is therefore important to reduce food waste. Even a small percentage can make a huge difference.
Senior Business Development Manager, Middle East & Africa, InSinkErator
Tell us very briefly about your business.
InSinkErator was founded in Racine, Wisconsin by John W. Hammes, who is credited with inventing the “in-sink” food waste disposal system in 1927. The company was then acquired in 1968 by Emerson (NYSE : EMR), a global leader in bringing together technology and engineering to provide innovative solutions to customers in industrial, commercial and consumer markets around the world. Now InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson Electric Co., it is the world’s largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for household and commercial applications and the global market leader with approximately 80% market share.
What is the most unique feature of your products?
InSinkErator offers practical, practical and environmentally friendly, quiet, reliable and luxurious solutions. It is also committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing the transport of food waste to landfills. This powerful fighter against food waste in the kitchen is overthrowing the phrase ‘in the trash’ and potentially offers significant credibility when it comes to sustainability.
Emerson’s InSinkErator Garbage Disposers can effectively break even the toughest foods (corn cobs and banana peels) into small pieces. From there, food waste is sent through your home’s wastewater plumbing to treatment facilities equipped to handle small particles. In capable processing plants, this food waste is even reused as energy. Scalable technology comes in various crushing capacities and compact designs to ensure smooth and quiet waste disposal in all applications.
What are the latest market trends?
The current pandemic has changed our daily lives and our priorities, with hygiene and public health becoming our main concern. Consumers today have shown new wisdom when it comes to dining out, reading reviews and articles on different restaurants before setting foot.
When reading about a new restaurant, you not only look at what others are saying about the food per se, but you are actually more interested in the restaurant as a whole; from the service rendered by the staff, the ambiance of the establishment and the food offerings to the speed with which the order was delivered and yes, the cleanliness of the various restaurant facilities, especially its kitchen. In addition, consumers are increasingly interested in the sustainability and environmental responsibility of the hotel or restaurant.
How have you evolved in recent years?
The rich history of InSinkErator positions our company well for future innovations. Meanwhile, we are always looking for new opportunities for growth and development. In 2010, InSinkErator opened its office in Dubai to take advantage of its line of world-class eco-friendly products for savvy consumers in the region.
The Middle East is one of the fastest growing environmental technology markets, where consumers have become more aware of the need to prioritize green and environmentally friendly products. With the development of advanced infrastructure in these markets, governments are increasingly looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions and better manage the volume of food waste, where InSinkErator products and solutions can play an important role in supporting these trends. .
What is in the works for your business?
Our educational programs aim to increase sustainable awareness in the restaurant and hospitality industries, while continuing to listen to our customers to create and develop new products and solutions to meet their needs and demands in this difficult and changing environment. .