Green Living

Are garbage disposals eco-friendly?

Even if you don’t compost, it’s better to scrape food waste into the trash.

Are garbage disposals eco-friendly?
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Cookprint size Disposals use electricity and water to grind up soft foods. This chewed up matter travels, with water from your tap, to a wastewater plant. The wastewater there is then treated, processed, and filtered, consuming more fuel and water. The sludge from the filtered water goes usually on a truck to a landfill, burning transportation fuel and creating occaemissions. All this just to remove a few table scraps from your home.