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California Navigates Food Waste Recycling Challenges

February 20, 2024

Via: Waste360

California’s two-year-old organic waste reduction initiative faces significant challenges as the state struggles to implement food recycling programs effectively, jeopardizing waste-reduction targets.

The initiative aims to mitigate methane emissions by diverting organic materials such as food scraps and yard waste from landfills, emphasizing composting or biogas conversion. Despite regulations mandating the sorting of organic waste, changing public behavior has proven difficult, exacerbated by pandemic-related delays in municipal contracts. Read the article here.

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