Food garbage makes up about 20% of our landfills, about 34 million tons a year. While they do indeed decompose quickly, thanks to anaerobic decomposition, they release methane gas as they decompose. This process takes between 1 to 4 months. Methane gas holds a great deal of responsibility for global warming and is produced through our food waste more than any other source. Six tons of CO2 is released from 1 ton of food scraps: that’s 204 million tons of CO2 a year. By practicing better habits of wasting less food and creating our own composts, we can reduce the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere.
This is not the reason that food waste a bad thing for landfills since it decomposes pretty fast.Food waste when dispose to landfills ,the anaerobic decomposition takes place which releases lots of landfills gas like methane.Methane is useful as it is used in electricity generation plants ,but a very good greenhouse gas. Thus responsible for global warming. But it is a qualily of food waste that it decomposes pretty fast.
I’d say that there are much worse things at landfills, such as plastic bags. Some plastics aren’t biodegradeable, so they just take up tons of space. This is becoming a real problem, since the plastics are making their way into the oceans, causing the great pacific garbage patch. At least with the food, most of it is breaking down.
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