Daily Archives: February 8, 2024

A call to action: UF/IFAS scientists, compost industry, policy makers join to promote compost standards, practices in Florida

A pitchfork mixing food and garden compost. Food waste is one of the main drivers in Florida’s dependence on landfills, which fuel greenhouse emissions and promote climate change. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), landfills contribute annually up to 14 percent of emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, and are a major contributor to global warming.…

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