Food-Waste-in-Landfill

The CalRecycle Waste Sector Plan proposed goals are to achieve the AB341 75% recycling goal and associated 20 to 30 MMT of CO2e reduction by 2020.  California disposes an estimated 37 million tons of waste in landfills each year, of which roughly 30 percent – more than 10 million tons per year – are suitable for anaerobic digestion and composting to recover methane and regenerate soil health.

Organics processing capacity is needed, according to the plan.  Anaerobic digestion and composting  of organic waste will result in landfill greenhouse gas reductions, renewable energy production, renewable fuel production, and new job creation.  For more information, go to: 

http://www.calrecycle.ca.gov/Actions/PublicNoticeDetail.aspx?id=986&aiid=900