More Food Waste to be Recycled in 2015 under CAW legislation

Sustainable Cities Collective is highlighting AB 1826(Chesbro), a major legislative success for Californians Against Waste in 2014 that will ensure large commerical sources of food waste will dispose of their organic material through composting and anaerobic digestion.

By removing thousands of tons of organic material from landfills, the bill also reduces emissions of methane gas, a greenhouse gas that is a major contributor to climate change.

“We’ve been really good at recycling in California, such as bottles and cans,” says CAW Legislative Coordinator Nick Lapis. “But we haven’t done as good a job with commercial waste.”

Ending the landfilling of food waste and other organics through source reduction and composting will remain a priority at CAW – stay tuned for our legislative updates.