According to the U.S. EPA, Americans generated nearly 35 million tons of food waste in 2010, with 97% of it disposed at landfills. It’s no wonder many communities are evaluating options to handle organics beyond the traditional outreach approaches to citizens.
Many state and provincial governments have begun promulgating policies and regulations that target the recycling of organics prompting local solid waste agencies to develop advanced municipal curbside collection programs.
Marc Rogoff provides an overview of organics recycling initiatives — food for thought.
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