Even though common in the US, the use of food waste disposers is currently prohibited in the Netherlands due to concerns of potential negative impacts on sewage infrastructure and wastewater treatment plants. Yet within the broader trend of transforming wastewater treatment facilities into resource recovery plants, adding additional organic load to the wastewater could be the key to making resource recovery of various products viable. Insinkerator and Waternet therefore challenge the Wetskills participants to come up with an evaluation of the potential benefits and impacts of food waste disposers on the urban water cycle.
Insinkerator & Waternet
Wetskills United States 2015