Los Angeles Airport Begins Food Recycling Project

Los Angeles — Los Angeles' International Airport (LAX) has begun a six-month food recycling pilot project, wherein the Los Angeles Department of Public Works uses waste from LAX's restaurants and concessions to create electricity. LAX produces more than 8,000 tons of food waste per year, and the project will attempt to divert that waste from local landfills through a composting process that converts methane gas into power.