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Talking trash: 15 employees + 7 days < 1 lb of garbage #compostgeek

We waste almost as much food in the U.S. every day as we should be eating--about 1,400 calories per person. Wasting less is best, but if we really can't eat it, where should we put it? Lunches like these are typical in American schools. Nothing good is likely come of the disposable tray, but large amounts of food waste from cafeterias, restaurants, and homes can be put to good use through municipal-scale composting. I will never forget the day my sixth-grade teacher started crying in front of the whole class. The tears capped off a long, loud, after-lunch rant about wasted food and the starving children in Ethiopia who would have been happy to eat it. Like most of my peers, I responded with both shame and defiance. Who wants to make her teacher cry, let alone singlehandedly starve a bunch of little kids? On the other hand, people threw out that food for a reason: it was on...

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