Support the Reduction of Food Waste

Support the Reduction of Food Waste

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Emma Washington started this petition

The United States alone produces 40 million tons of food waste annually, this is an estimated 30-40% of our total food production. This food waste ends up in landfills, which adds to greenhouse gas emissions and pollutes bodies of water with nitrogen runoff. Not to mention this food could be used to feed hungry people.

We need better, and more, food waste management systems than just resorting to throwing food in the trash. Implementing industrial composting facilities would allow for food waste to be collected and given a second purpose by becoming compost. The WI Senate/Assembly bill AB-790/SB-771 will provide funding for food waste reduction projects just like this.

Another possibility is implementing a biodigester that takes in food waste and has the carbon-neutral products of fertilizer and biogas, an energy source. The WI Senate/Assembly bill AB-788/SB-775 will provide funding to create biodigesters.

Having these bills passed will provide the needed funding for these food waste reduction projects to be implemented. Supporting this petition means supporting the reduction of food waste!

103 have signed. Let’s get to 200!
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