It will probably come as no surprise that 20 percent of what goes into landfills in the United States is food. But what exactly can be done about it?
A new program from the Environmental Protection Agency called Food: Too Good to Waste is attempting to study and solve the problem of uneaten food.
The program is currently in pilot testing in a few cities. They are attempting to learn about consumers' shopping, cooking, and disposal habits by having them weigh how much food waste they create every week. They are also supplying them with information on how to cut down food waste.
Of course, one of the easiest changes to make is to start composting.
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