California passed a groundbreaking law that went in to effect in 2022, and will change how they dispose of their organic waste, particularly leftover food and kitchen scraps. So what does it mean?

Scientists have found that organic waste dumped into traditional landfills decomposes and creates methane, a super-pollutant with as much as 80 times the Earth-warming potency of carbon dioxide.

To slow the advance of global warming, the state wants to redirect the material to composting centers or anaerobic digestion facilities, where it can help sink carbon back into the Earth or capture natural gas to — for instance — power trash trucks.

Read more at The Los Angeles Times.

Thrive33: CURRENT Articles