There is a growing recycling focus on food scraps in the US as U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said only 2.8% of food waste was recycled in 2010.
Now the movement is causing food that is unsold and uneaten in grocery stores and restaurants to be recycled in order to keep a potentially rich fertilizer ingredient away from landfill.
The new movement, which has been in focus for the past five years, is expected to decrease the lack of food waste recycling around the US, with 33.8 million tons not being properly disposed of in 2010.
The discarded food makes up one fifth of waste that is not recycled every year, which is something the movement is aiming to improve on.
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