New York City Continues to Lead on Food Waste Recycling

Written by Natural Resources Defense Council

40% of food in America goes uneaten–it’s an almost unbelievable fact. Here in New York City, around 20% of our waste stream is food waste. For decades, this food waste has been sent to landfills where it produces methane, a potent greenhouse gas and large contributor to global warming.

Instead of sending all this food to landfill we want to first prevent, then recover, and finally recycle any remaining food.  


In recent years, however, New York City has shown incredible leadership on food waste, and our apple cores and potato peels are starting to meet a

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