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MUMBAI, August 20, 2018

As garbage handling becomes a concern with recent plastic bans, Emerson’s
InSinkErator food waste disposer offers a hygienic, environmentally responsible alternative   

Emerson, the global technology and engineering company, is launching its renowned InSinkErator®food waste disposer in India as a solution for homes and businesses looking for a hygienic and environmentally responsible alternative for handling kitchen food waste, especially in the wake of recent plastic bag bans.

InSinkErator, part of Emerson’s Commercial & Residential Solutions business, is a high-quality food waste disposer that can be installed easily and discreetly under a typical kitchen sink. The disposer grinds food waste into tiny particles that are flushed down a standard kitchen drain into the local wastewater treatment system, biodigester or septic tank with reduced risk of clogging.

With a growing population and rapid urbanisation, waste generation in India has increased significantly over the last decade. According to India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), approximately 60 million tonnes of waste are generated each year in the country; and wet waste and food waste make up 17 million tonnes of this total. Traditionally, wet waste and food waste are collected, stored and transported in plastic bags and containers.

Given recent actions by various state governments in India to ban single-use plastic, installing and using food waste disposers can be a viable solution for disposing food/wet waste efficiently and safely without the use of plastic.

“InSinkErator is a revolutionary product that provides an environmentally responsible option to combat the food waste management challenge,” said Shirish Adi, vice president and managing director, Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, India. “We believe that adoption of this solution can make food waste disposal as simple as pushing a button. It not only offers significant benefits to homes and businesses, like having a pest-free, odourless and hygienic kitchen, but also the community benefits from lesser spillage on streets, the government benefits from the reduction in disposal costs, and the environment benefits from lesser landfill emissions.”

CPCB has estimated that annual waste generation in India will likely increase to 165 million tonnes by 2030. Almost 70 percent of this solid waste is dumped at landfill sites causing adverse ecological and environmental impact.

With the increasing focus of municipalities on segregation of wet and dry waste, food waste disposers offer a convenient and hygienic solution for home kitchens and an efficient and safe way for commercial kitchens to efficiently and safely dispose of larger quantities of food waste. An additional environmentally responsible step is to convert the food waste into energy, and food waste disposers can serve as a starting point in the process of generating biogas/electricity and fertilizer.

InSinkErator is the world’s leading food waste disposer brand, with sales in more than 80 countries. InSinkErator has been solving the issue of food waste disposal since 1938, bringing its years of research and product refinement to cater to the most pressing issues of customers around the world.

For more information about the benefits of food waste disposers and where to buy InSinkErator disposers in India, visit

About Emerson

Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets. Our Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency, and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit .

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