By the end of 2024, New York City is expected to roll out a citywide curbside composting program for residential food waste. The problem is that none of that food waste may actually be composted.
Almost every day I feel the guilt-ridden tension between working to build the just and sustainable Zero Waste world we all need, and just trying to get by with two young kids in the toxic, climate-damaging, waste-filled world we’re stuck with right now. I do my best to make choices that will hopefully create a better world for my kids, but I know that individual choices mean nothing without the systemic changes we all need.
Food waste is a significant contributor to the waste crisis – and the climate crisis. One of our best solutions to address these overlapping problems is Food Waste Prevention and Recycling Laws.
Every day we spend debating between burying or burning our waste is a day that we could have spent using real solutions to stop waste before it starts.
A year ago, our small, mighty crew launched a new nonprofit to advance community-centered Zero Waste solutions across the country. What has unfolded surpassed even our boldest goals.