The Biden administration has created a strategic draft to reduce food waste and increase organic recycling to reduce climate pollution. The initiative, presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was announced by Michael S. Regan, EPA administration, at the Conference of Parties in Dubai. The draft outlines collaborative efforts to prevent food waste as well as organic waste, subsequently reducing environmental impacts such as methane pollution. Currently, 24% of solid waste in landfillls consists of food waste, contributing to about 58% of methane emissions. The strategic draft created by the Biden administration aligns with their objective to cut food loss and waste by 50% by 2030.
Biden administration releases food waste reduction strategy
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