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What percentage of a typical US household's trash is composed of compostable food waste?

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  • tommy b. 19 days ago
  • m c. 20 days ago
    googling this question gives a different spin on the numbers:
    What percentage of trash is compostable?
    The U.S. EPA says about 24 percent of our waste is organic material that can be composted. In fact, Americans throw away an average of 1.3 pounds of food scraps daily – translating to almost 13 percent of the nation's municipal solid waste (MSW) stream.May 3, 2010
  • Steven C. 20 days ago
    Composting facilities should be this countries one of many priorities....
  • Patricia B. 20 days ago
    how can we lower that number if you don't have means to compost? We really don't have that much waste thank goodness.
  • tommy b. 20 days ago
    • Jodi J. 19 days ago
      Can you please stop commenting this on every single post?. It does not add anything to the discussion at hand, & you do not receive any points for commenting.
    • Kathryn K. 18 days ago
      I feel like Recyclebank needs to take it upon themselves to ban tommy b's comments just for being so obnoxious and irritating everybody every single day!
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