Apparently food waste is a big problem – contributing to green house gas. Well, turns out, composting can help eliminate some of the problem.
Read more at the EPA website:
“Food waste is one of the least recovered materials in the municipal solid waste stream and is one of the most important materials to divert from landfills. Food that is disposed of in landfills decomposes to create methane, a potent greenhouse gas that contributes to climate change.”
Composting to the rescue!
“Of the less than 3% of food waste recovered from the waste stream, composting is the prominent diversion method. Composting, either in your backyard or in a commercial facility, creates a natural fertilizer with many beneficial qualities.”
Build your own composter and find other great tips at the great Tree Hugger site to do your part!