Commentary: Keep food out of landfills

Composting leftover foods is a good way forward.

Kansas City-based Missouri Organic and its corporate clients should be praised for cutting the trail for the rest of us. The Star’s Aug. 2 article by Jill Wendholt Silva on the topic was eye-opening, depressing, yet also inspiring.

Federal statistics indicate that excess food and yard waste account for about the same percentage of the overall waste stream (12.8 and 12.5, respectively). However, about 65 percent of yard waste is recycled, compared with just 3 percent of food waste.

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