TURN FOOD WASTE INTO FOOD
We should do our part to support natural cycles of nutrients. Food waste is not waste. It is an excellent fuel for microscopic life, plants, and other organisms that support our way of life. Food scraps composted with Suncoast Compost are turned into soil to grow more food here in our community.
About 95% of the food we throw away ends up being burned or put into the landfill. Food is a major contributor to landfill space, accounting for 38 million tons in 2014. If we want to limit landfill sprawl, we have to divert that food waste and recycle it into food.
Food that breaks down without oxygen in a landfill produces methane gas. Methane gas is a very potent greenhouse gas, which contributes to global warming. It is 20X more powerful than carbon dioxide.