South Korea’s tremendous success reducing food waste through composting

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Throughout the world, the problem of food waste keeps growing, compounding the larger problem of waste and garbage.

There are a number of ways to tackle this problem. One involves wasting less food.

Another involves better management of food waste through composting, and the incredible success of this approach in South Korea can be a model for the entire world. South Korea has managed to increase food waste recycling levels from 2 percent to a staggering 95 percent according to the linked article.

South Korea has embraced composting and linked it to urban farming, with training programs that teach people how to compost food waste.

More importantly, sending food waste to landfills is now banned, and South Koreans are required to discard food waste in yellow biodegradable bags. The cost is typically around $6 per month, which is very reasonable but also puts on cost on throwing out food. This provides an incentive to be more careful about wasting food and also encourages composting.

This is one of those ideas that should be embraced around the world. Perhaps California can start?

  

A system for reducing food waste

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The amount of food wasted is staggering. Just consider how much good food is thrown away at places like restaurants, arenas, banquet halls, etc. Much of this food is high quality food, but invariably there will be more food cooked than is needed. And then it’s generally thrown away.

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Determining if Your Brakes Are Having Any Issues

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Chances are that you do not think about your car’s brakes often. You just want them to work when you jam a foot on the brake pedal. However, there are occasions when your brakes need some of your attention and send a few signals your way to indicate that. In this article, we’ll examine some of the things that may indicate your brakes are getting needy. We encourage you to make use of the services offered by the service department at East Hills Chevrolet, a full-service car dealer in Douglaston, NY when the time comes to get your brakes serviced!

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Rooftop urban farm in Chicago

Imagine a 75,000 square foot greenhouse on the top of a building in a cold city like Chicago!

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Are Plastic Roads Realistic

Is the concept of roads made of plastic realistic? It seems like a cool idea as we could have a new way of creating roads while also recycling tons of plastic waste.

Well, this concept was introduced last July to much fanfare, but we haven’t seen any articles about it since.

We’ll see . . .

  

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