This Org Stops Food Scraps From Going to Landfills

‘A quarter to a third of the waste that you put out on the street is food waste’ — This org stops food scraps from going to landfills while providing jobs to formerly incarcerated people.

According to the EPA, in 2018 food waste constituted 22% of the material entering U.S. landfills. When food waste decomposes in a landfill, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that can warm the planet 84 times more than carbon dioxide over a 20-year window.

The Compost Co-operative stops food waste from entering landfills by hiring individuals affected by the criminal justice system.