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 A worker separates recyclables and compost materials at the Oracle Open World conference September 22, 2008 at the Moscone Center in San Franciscso, Calif.
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The Model Behavior of Municipal Composters

In 2009, San Francisco implemented a policy mandating that residents compost their food waste.  That year, the EPA estimated that over 97% of municipalities’ discarded food was ending up in either landfills or incinerators.  Besides being an undeniably shameful amount of food to waste (tens of millions of tons) in a country where millions go...

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