InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson, the inventor and the world's largest manufacturer of food waste disposers for home and commercial use, hosted a delegation from Bee’ah, the Middle East’s sustainability pioneer, as part of an innovation showcase.
In line with Bee’ah’s goal of achieving complete diversion of waste away from landfills, InSinkErator waste disposal technology limits the amount food waste being sent to landfills.
Studies show that 7.3 million tonnes of food waste end up in landfills each year where it emits harmful greenhouse gases. Instead of going to landfill, food waste can yield biogas and vital soil nutrients which can be recovered at the wastewater treatment plant.
Rafael Sanjurjo Lopez, managing director of Tandeef, Bee’ah’s waste collection and city cleaning arm, said: “As the leading provider for waste management solutions in the Middle East, we are constantly looking to incorporate the best environment management options within our offering.”
“Collaboration is key to achieving this objective. Working closely with industry leaders such as InSinkErator helps us build on the latest trends and technology, even in niche areas like food waste, in our fight for environmental change,” he said.
Mohamed Karam, senior business development manager, InSinkErator Middle East and Africa, said: “Visits like these create a platform where industry partners such as ourselves and Bee’ah can creatively share knowledge in how to meet national initiatives in reducing waste.”
“It gives us great pleasure to use our international expertise in waste management to further bolster our commitment to the UAE and the Middle East, a commitment reaffirmed by expanding our training facilities in our regional headquarters in Dubai,” he added.
The tour included demonstrations of InSinkErator’s latest innovations including The WasteXpress Food Waste Reduction System, which is a food waste handling solution designed to increase productivity and profitability by reducing bulk kitchen waste by up to 85 per cent—or 10 bags of waste to less than two. It is ideal for municipalities restricting disposer use and facilities participating in compost programmes, it stated. – TradeArabia News Service