Curbside Composting vs. Big Trash

San Francisco stands as the poster child for promoting composting. The city successfully planted the curbside composting seed 16 years ago, and today, recovers 600 tons of yard and food waste every day.

Throwing banana peels, egg shells, leaves, and limbs into heaps of compost preserves dwindling space in dumps and ultimately saves cities like San Francisco money. It also eliminates much of the methane produced by organic matter in dumps and cuts emissions by (potentially) millions of metric tons a year.

While 100 cities have curbside composting programs in place now, why haven’t business and environmental minds alike …read more