Trash Crisis & Organic Waste Solutions



Why It's Good for You, Your Kid’s Future and the Planet:

Connecticut is facing a waste crisis, with tons of food ending up in landfills every year. But did you know that reducing food waste not only helps the environment but also saves you money?

The Cost of Food Waste: Each year, Connecticut households contribute to the waste crisis by throwing away thousands of tons of perfectly good food. This waste not only fills up landfills but also wastes valuable resources, including water, energy, and labor used in food production and distribution.

By wasting less food, you can:

  • Save money on grocery bills and do more.
  • Teach your children valuable lessons about resource conservation and sustainability.
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate climate change.
  • Preserve natural resources and protect wildlife habitats.
  • Reducing how much your town pays for its waste to go to a landfill in another state, also known as tipping fees.

How to Divert Wasted Food: Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to divert wasted food from landfills and make a positive impact. Take a moment to view how, click here.

Together. we can make a difference.

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