If you or someone you know has ever tried to make the government do something as simple as installing a stop sign on a residential street, then you have experienced firsthand how difficult it is to get government to do anything. With that in mind, you can probably understand why we at InSinkErator are so elated about what we recently brought about in the City of Philadelphia. As a result of our efforts, the city enacted a new ordinance mandating installation of food waste disposers in new residential building.
Our parent company thought this was a pretty big deal so they put out a press release on the news.
You think your stop sign took a long time? Even the attention being paid to food waste reduction by the EPA and other groups ReFED doesn’t speed things up much. Moving bureaucracy takes a lot of effort over a long time. Say, three years.