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.
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.
Turning food scraps and other organic waste into clean, healthy compost helps prevent climate-damaging emissions from landfills and incinerators. And it improves soil health, which helps remove carbon from the atmosphere and prevent additional carbon emissions.
Doing the right thing with food waste is a good investment in our health, soil, and future. Someday, we might actually stop calling it “waste.”