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Composting May Prompt People To Embrace Other Eco-Friendly Choices

Composting May Prompt People To Embrace Other Eco-Friendly Choices

Written By Serene Hitchcock / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
Composting food waste could propel people to accept other earth-friendly options. According to a recent study led by Nicole Sintov, assistant professor at Ohio State University, when a city in California adopted a composting scheme to keep food scraps out of its landfill, the residents started paying more attention to other eco-friendly behaviors such as taking shorter showers.
The Link Between Food Waste And Diet Quality

The Link Between Food Waste And Diet Quality

Did you know that Americans waste nearly a pound of food per person each day? The exact amount of food we trash differs by how healthy your diet is, says a recent University of Vermont co-authored national study published in PLOS ONE. Between 2007 and 2014, U.S. consumers wasted nearly 150,000 tons of food per day - or nearly a pound of food per person each day. Researchers estimate that food waste corresponded with the use of 30 million acres of land annually and 4.2 trillion gallons of irrigation water each year. The amount of wasted food ...
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