According to the EPA “food waste is the second largest category of municipal solid waste (MSW) sent to landfills in the United States...that is over 30 million tons of food waste that the U. S. sends to the landfills each year. The majority of these organics takes a long, fossil fuel-powered trip to the landfill. Methane from these landfills is equal to around 20% of the pollution output of coal-fired power plants in the United States.”
So how do we reduce these numbers? How do we uses organics for good to benefit the environment instead of wasting them?
The answer is composting.