Tell President Biden: Fund Clean Composting Programs
Landfills are the third largest source of methane emissions in the United States. There are more than 2,600 landfills across the country. Every single one of these landfills releases methane into the air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
What’s to blame for all this methane? Food waste. Along with other organic materials like yard waste, paper, cardboard, and wood. When these materials break down in the absence of oxygen – like, under an enormous mountain of trash – they release methane.
There’s only one way to prevent all these climate-damaging emissions: Keep food waste and other organics out of landfills (and incinerators, too). That’s why we’re urging the Biden Administration to direct federal funding towards clean compost programs.
Turning food scraps and other organic waste into clean, healthy compost helps prevent climate-damaging emissions from landfills and incinerators. Plus, it improves soil health, which helps remove carbon from the atmosphere and curbs additional carbon emissions. Composting can also protect our rivers, lakes, and oceans by stopping stormwater runoff. And it creates good, local jobs – more than twice as many jobs as landfills, and more than four times as many jobs as incinerators.
Take action with us – Urge the Biden Administration to fund clean composting programs across the country