Last spring, HPR News reported on the state of landfills around Hawai‘i.
One issue of concern on every island is green waste—including food. In fact, the US Agriculture Department says food waste is the single biggest contributor to municipal landfills across the country. It’s joining with the Environmental Protection Agency and private sector partners to reduce food waste—with a specific goal. Just last month, the federal government announced a national target: to cut food waste in half by the year 2030.