The electrically-powered kitchen appliance is fitted under a kitchen sink. Leftover food consisting of anything from hard meat bones to melon rinds will be ground into fine particles which can pass easily through the plumbing and be flushed into the sewage drain. About 70 per cent of all household garbage consists of food waste, which causes major problem like storage issues, stench, pests and rodents.
Waste management is an ever-growing concern in urban areas. With landfills working well over capacity and infrastructure inadequate to handle current loads, there needs to be a system in place to capture and treat waste at the source, which is 20 times worse than carbon dioxide as a ‘greenhouse gas’, and the leachate sinks into the ground water tables, contaminating them. Landfills also generate methane.
These pose health hazards that have to be dealt with at the local level. Even the World Health Organization recommends treating waste at the source, said Ranjith Balan, director, Renova Home Value Appliances.
The new product is designed as a comprehensive system that will not only eliminate the need for waste removal, but will also help generate energy in the form of biogas, which in turn will save the cost of LPG. The system would capture and process all organic waste in the kitchen.
The product will be distributed across the state through their dealer network and is priced at Rs 12,500 for domestic purpose. The product has been installed in at the base kitchen of New Delhi Railway Station and has been found extremely beneficial, he added.
The government today said it has granted Maharatna status to Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd and Gas Authority of India Ltd.