Water conservation

Why California has taken a huge stance against food waste


Once the household food waste is collected at the residence that generated it, the municipalities are then required to recover this waste and transform it into compost or create biogas with it, depending on The Guardian. What each city or town does with its organic waste depends entirely on what steps it has been able to take to prepare for that time.

There are over 480 towns, cities and towns in California, and Recycling country says each district will manage their food waste in a different way. Regions that had a head start in launching their food recycling programs, like Costa Mesa or Long Beach, already have systems that transport food waste to a material recovery facility, which then turns it into renewable energy like biogas. Some will accept cooking oils and fats, but others will not. And yet other areas, such as San Diego and Los Angeles, which still have a long way to go to launch their food recycling programs, will need to rely on programs like “Curb Your Food Waste” – which encourages people to stop buying too. much fewer items need to be disposed of.

Adapting to this new initiative has been more difficult for some areas of the state than for others. The city of San Diego, for example, had to budget an additional $ 9 million to provide its citizens with special green bins and kitchen countertop containers for organic waste (via Fox 11).