Every City Needs Vancouver's Ban on Food Scraps

Vancouver has resolved to eliminate food scraps from its waste stream entirely. Metro Vancouver spent the better part of last year plastering adorable pictures of googly-eyed food garbage all over the city to prepare it for the ban, which went into effect on January 1.Wasted food is also a waste of space. Some 30 million tons of food waste wind up in U.S. landfills every year. Food scraps account for 18 percent of the waste stream, the second largest category of municipal waste in the nation, just after paper. The most popular national food craze is most definitely the farm-to-table-to-landfill movement …READ MORE