New California Waste Disposal Laws To Require Restaurants to Recycle or Compost

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Laws that regulate food waste disposal seem to be popping up with more frequency. In California, beginning April 1st, businesses will be required to divert organic waste from landfills to recycling or composting facilities.

Currently, the regulation affects only those generating eight cubic yards of organic waste a week. Next year, the threshold will be lowered to four cubic yards. This presumably will bring more restaurants under the mandate’s coverage. 

So what’s behind this effort to combat food waste? Read More