Yesterday, we heard about a new goal set by the federal government: a 50 percent reduction in food waste by 2030.
One way to waste less food is to compost it – by storing organic material in a bucket, for example, until it can be used to fertilize soil. In 2012, the City of Austin and a local company each started their own composting programs.
So, we checked in with both of them to break down how things are going.
In the last two and a half years, the city has picked up the equivalent of 1,500 killer whales in compost.