A look at how governments are tackling food waste (part one)
Municipalities large and small grapple with food waste, searching for ways to respond to environmental and economic pressures it causes, while having to step up to emerging policies to divert organics.
Over time, more dots appear on the map representing government-supported initiatives: including 148 curbside collection and 67 drop-off programs in the U.S. as of November 2017, according to a BioCycle report. This may seem like a drop in the bucket nationwide, but curbside programs alone represent an 87 percent increase since 2014.
Figuring out what approach will work where entails looking at unique challenges and needs of each region, whether related to size or other characteristics.