Food waste is an opportunity disguised as a problem for Pennsylvania households, grocery stores, restaurants, and municipalities.
According to USEPA, food waste accounts for 14 percent of the total municipal solid waste which can be reduced, or recycled to produce energy. Reducing the amount of food scrap or recycling it, offers many economic and environmental benefits.
Decreasing the amount of energy we use but still getting the desired results, has a lot of benefits. The primary benefit would be saving money while also helping the environment.
Generating energy requires precious natural resources like coal, oil and gas. Therefore, saving up on energy can help in preserving these resources for the future and food waste recycling should be at the top of the list. (more…)