The problem with food waste and what’s being done to keep it out of landfills.
Food waste in the United States is a growing problem as Feeding America estimates 70 million pounds of food is wasted each year. Currently, more food reaches landfills and incinerators than any other material in municipal solid waste.
States like California are trying to fight this issue by mandating food waste diversion programs. The state is providing tax exemptions for businesses purchasing equipment used for recycling and composting in order to fight the issue.
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