So, you have packed a waste-free lunch or tried to eat all that’s on your plate, but still might have a few leftovers or a banana peel or other food scraps that can’t be eaten. What to do?
If your food waste goes into the garbage, it’s bound for a landfill. But there’s a better place for your leftover peas and carrots.
Collecting food scraps is easy. Keep a special container in your kitchen to collect food items, then empty it into your compost collection cart if your community provides this service. Or, if you don’t have a cart, consider starting a backyard compost pile or buying a compost bin to use at home.
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