For dinner, you make your family a nice vegetable stir-fry with onion, carrots, garlic, red peppers, and broccoli florets. You are going to toss the leftovers in the garbage, but might be wondering whether you couldn’t someday get around to starting a compost pile instead. In the United States, most kitchen scraps become “food waste,” and are dumped into landfills, where they decompose and produce methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. According to the EPA, every year in the United States, 133 billion pounds of the overall food supply is wasted, which impacts food security, resource contribution and contributes to 18% of total U.S. methane emissions. Pretty grim, right?
Well, what if I told you that you could be part of the solution without having to deal with the work of a compost pile in your backyard?