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Philadelphia Adding New Rules for Waste Disposers

Commercial sinks get the raw end of the deal when it comes to creating culinary masterpieces. The sink is just a place to wash both food and dishes down, so the quality of the faucets and the sink itself get ignored. Well, that’s until they come under fire for being dirty or too small. Or, in this case, they’re coming under fire for not having a waste disposal unit attached to them.

Philly is abuzz because they decided to mandate in-sink food waste disposers in all new residential construction. This is an effort taken so that waste is reduced and that greenhouse gas emissions are decreased. The entire city has become committed to reducing the residential waste that happens. We’re looking forward to when they decide to expand the mandate to commercial sinks.

The whole point is to get a slurry that passes easily through the pipes, rather than the chunky food scraps which can be more recalcitrant. People are taking to the whole idea that they should be recycling and composting and otherwise prolonging the circle of waste. Hopefully, there will be more restaurants out there which take the issue of food waste more seriously, keeping scraps either out of commercial sinks or making them easier for those sinks to handle.

2016-01-16 00:00:00
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