How Garbage Disposals Are Helping Our Environment

Garbage DisposalDid you know?

Apart from the obvious benefits of shredding the food waste into pieces small enough to pass through plumbing, the garbage disposals are helping our environment.


According to the U.S. Environmental Agency, 54 percent of American food waste – about 34 million tons per year – is sent to landfills. As food decomposes, it produces methane, a greenhouse gas with more than 20 times the strength of carbon dioxide. You do the math!
On the other hand, garbage disposals send all food waste to wastewater treatment facilities. Many wastewater treatment facilities in the Unites States have a  technology called anaerobic digestion that converts discarded food into a byproduct that can is used for energy generation.

The main cause of a malfunctioning garbage disposal is a faulty installation. Call All American Plumbing Services, 727.943.8300, to talk to the garbage disposal installation and repair experts or to schedule an appointment.

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