A Food Waste Disposer (FWD) is a device, which is usually electrically powered and installed under a kitchen sink between the sink's drain and the trap. It shreds food waste into pieces small enough—generally less than 2 mm (0.079 in)—to pass through plumbing. Increasing per capita income, affordability, dual-income population, space constraint and demand for convenience is driving the adoption of affluent and premium products. Increasing uptake of Premium Kitchen Appliances will push demand for FWD: many built-in kitchens would have these products incorporated into the build.
Rising urbanization levels drive demand for luxury and premium apartments, building a positive outlook for FWD and premium kitchen appliances. High income groups are a potential target segment for lifestyle products. Also, a dual working population will push the need for utility appliances. A rising middle class with higher income levels and rising aspirations of Gen Y will further boost such demand.
Household garbage disposal regulations are expected to become more stringent. Also, substantial investment in Waste Management in initiatives like Smart Cities set up a positive outlook for FWDs.
In India, the southern region is the biggest market for FWD, followed by the northern regions due to higher concentration of high income group families.