Burning and burying our trash leads to carbon pollution. We need to phase out these old, polluting incinerators and landfills and replace them with zero-waste alternatives. By doing so, we can help lower climate-damaging emissions and protect our communities and the environment.
Food and yard waste hurt our economy and environment. But home composting can help! Get your backyard compost started using these handy guidelines.
Rescuing and diverting more of Rhode Island’s food waste could help cut climate-damaging emissions while urgently addressing food insecurity within the state.
Under cover of the pandemic, the waste industry is trying to demolish critical environmental protections. In April, the waste industry and Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation asked the legislature to delay Vermont’s food scrap ban and trash recyclables, all under the guise of protecting the health of workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. But they appear to be part of a push from waste industry groups to use the crisis to advance their own agenda in several New England states.
Food waste can be terribly damaging to the environment. CLF’s Zero Waste Project has some tried and true tips for minimizing your food waste this holiday season.
Every year, I pledge to waste a little less food at Thanksgiving, not just because I hate to throw away money and time, but because food waste can be terribly damaging to the environment. So let’s think about this for a second – what can you do to waste less food at Thanksgiving?
In the U.S., a staggering 63 million tons of perfectly good food goes to waste every year. Food waste occurs throughout the food production and consumption chain, but most food waste comes from consumers and food service industries. This wasted food bypasses millions of hungry people and ends up decomposing in landfills, releasing methane, a…
Peer into a dumpster outside of a large supermarket in the state of Massachusetts today and you’ll realize the overwhelming amount of food that enters the waste stream every day. Some of it shouldn’t be headed for landfills in the first place – 25 percent of the total waste (think cardboard or food) could be salvaged…