Last week, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed a legislation that could help the state achieve its goal of reducing food waste by 50 percent by 2030.
The law, which is part of a package of bills dealing with the issue of food waste still awaiting final approval, gives the state Department of Environmental Protection and the state Department of Agriculture one year to develop and begin implementation of a plan.
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Within the next 13 years, the state aims to reduce the amount of food waste in New Jersey by 50 percent.
Gov. Chris Christie signed the legislation (S-3027) on Friday without comment, one of dozens of bills he enacted into law.
Drawing little attention as it sailed through both houses of the Legislature unanimously, the bill is designed to address a well-recognized problem across America as evidenced by 160 billion pounds of food waste each year.