They’re shopping and you’re busy you forget what you have it’s a tour right if we’re back in your fridge find what you have and then figure out what you need to make a meal off that and go shopping and the reality is you’re out shopping and busy and you’re like what should we have for dinner let’s get this do fill it up right you just keep piling up this this collection of stuff in the fridge I had some of it’s like I don’t want that so I really want leftovers from last night nothing wrong with the food probably gonna taste okay but I had it last night so I have to have it again tonight but we’ve got enough money to buy a whole brand-new meal all right so that’s part of it it’s just a wealthy Society not bad this is a small one that’s good that would have been is usually like a full Santa bag so good job guys we fill our refrigerators to the point that we couldn’t possibly use everything before it goes bad there was a study in New York they looked at all the food waste in one County and the most waste came from households more than from restaurants more than from supermarkets more than from farms in our households were wasting somewhere between 15 and 25 percent of the food that we’re buying you know that’s expensive I mean imagine walking out of a grocery store with four bags of groceries dropping one in the parking lot just not bothering to pick it up that’s essentially what we’re doing in our homes today well we did it in two ways first of all we actually took these truck that you see any truck to come in and they’re dumping on this face and putting the landfill out there we actually dumped those trucks into a facility right next to the landfill we took it we sort it all out and we did this for years years and years and years day after day after day and eventually you’re able to figure out what the composition is to double-check that information we went to landfill 60 landfills around North America Canada and United States and different environments Florida the Seattle here in Tucson and we dug into the landfill with a gigantic big auger and then auger was about seven feet in diameter and we took cores right out of the landfill so what’s neat about the landfill is nothing’s really bacteria is very fast in the landfill there’s methane right up front and that’s from trapped oxygen and anaerobic bacteria that’s still alive in the landfill to eat up some of the foods and make methane how much that foods contributing to the overall net foods probably close to 50 percent so if you cut the food in half you cut the methane in half so if you cut down half of the proved going into the landfill you would automatically reduce methane gas releases that deplete the ozone by seven and a half percent that’s a lot and it doesn’t take very much really to do that kind of work

Organic Food Waste & Methane In Landfills