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Rule filed under Composting, Waste to Wealth | Written by ILSR Admin | No Comments | Updated on Jun 1, 2016

Food Scrap Recovery Policies

The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/rule/food-scrap-ban/

According to a US Environmental Protection Agency factsheet reviewing municipal solid waste, an estimated 57.5 percent of yard trimmings were “grasscycled” or composted in 2010, while only 2.8 percent of food scraps were salvaged. Banning food scraps from landfills can have a tremendous and immediate effect on diverting organics from the waste stream, while also… Continue reading