A 2020 U.N. review on climate change showed that organic waste that ends up in landfills contributes up to 10% of the emissions of greenhouse gases responsible for global warming. As of January 1, 2022, a new California state law went into effect that requires residents and businesses to recycle all organic food and yard waste.
The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, called; CalRecycle invests in programs to reduce the percentage of organic waste in landfills and actively convert organic waste into compost, fertilizers, and biofuels. The goal is to reduce organic waste in the state by 75% by 2025. Sorting our trash is a great way to avoid more landfill and a marvelous way to create rich soil for agriculture of every kind.