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How to Start Composting, No Matter Where You Live

Turning food waste into compost has never been so easy

Whenever you make yourself a fruit plate, you’re left with seeds, peels, and stems. Where will they go? Most likely the trash can. While using blue recycling bins feels second nature to Californians, composting is still underused. In 2018, only about 4% of food waste in the US was composted, according to the EPA; food waste is the largest single component occupying space in US landfills. Addressing food waste is one of the best ways individuals can make a positive impact on reducing harmful methane emissions, reports nonprofit Project Drawdown, a research-based organization that finds and ranks climate change solutions.

With innovation and legislation, San Diego has increased opportunities to make composting more accessible and hassle-free.

Read more on Edible San Diego.

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