EcoMyths: Using a garbage disposal is greener than trash

EcoMyths: Using a garbage disposal is greener than trash
EcoMyths: Using a garbage disposal is greener than trash

EcoMyths: Using a garbage disposal is greener than trash

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For our regular EcoMyths segment, Kate Sackman of EcoMyths Alliance asks, “Is it better for the environment if food waste goes into our water system through our garbage disposals - or if it does more good when we just throw it in our garbage that ends up in landfills?” To help us figure out the answer we’ll talk with Eric Masanet, professor in Materials and Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Chemical and Biological Engineering at Northwestern University and Debra Shore, commissioner of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago. (photo: from ecomythsalliance.org)