Seattle has introduced its first citywide food compost program, designed to encourage Seattlites to recycle expired food products. While other cities have enacted similar measures, Seattle is the first to fine residents for not participating. Under the new program, both restaurants and individuals can now face fines for not complying with composting policies.
It is estimated that Seattle loses up to 31% of its food to waste so the compost program is meant to help curtail this. Following suit, many local restaurants have introduced nose-to-tail eating concepts that incorporate all parts of an animal into the restaurant's cuisine to avoid waste. Read More