Britain Smitten with Food Recycling

Of the UK local governments in that collect trash, about one-fourth now separate food waste for composting or other uses.

photo by Hobgrumble (via Creative Commons)Food recycling programs have really taken off in the last year and high participation rates have only helped. When food waste collection is available, two-thirds of the households participate.

What does that look like? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at food waste composting at a Gloucestershire facility.

Last week, Britain’s Local Government Association said the programs should be expanded nationwide. With food waste collection going so well, why not?

Here in the U.S., we have some catching up to do. Can you imagine representatives at this week’s National Governor’s Association meetings recommending household food waste collection? Me neither.

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