If food waste is unavoidable, be sure to put leftovers/peels into your waste food bin or compost bin in your garden. Food should not be going into landfill. In the US 20% of what goes into municipal landfill is food waste. How much food waste could you divert from landfill?

When food is put into landfill it is trapped in plastic bags with no air to help break it down. When it rots in this manner it produces methane gas which is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.

When it’s put into a compost bin it is broken down by worms, beetles and other organisms which turn it into a nutrient rich soil conditioner. This can then be put on your garden plants to help them flourish and grow.

So remember, keep a container in your kitchen for peels/food scraps and empty it into a compost bin instead of the regular bin.

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