June 14, 2011

Where Does Your Food Waste Go?

 

The average American family of four generates 36 pounds of food waste each week!  How you choose to dispose of this food waste can make a big impact on the environment.  Food waste that is taken to landfills decomposes and produces methane, an environmentally harmful greenhouse gas that is at least 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide.

A convenient and environmentally friendly alternative to dumping food waste in your trash can is to use your food waste disposer.  Watch the video above to see what happens to your food when it goes down the drain, and how it can be converted to renewable energy.

Read more about the benefits of food waste disposers at AHAM.org.

 

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