The CT legislature didn’t provide funding to help municipalities get food out of the waste stream. Now, cities must pay the price.
A number of projects are underway to solve the food waste problem, which many say is the linchpin to Connecticut’s waste disposal crisis.
Getting food waste out of the trash may provide the key to fixing the dated waste systems in the state.
Waste systems in Connecticut are reaching a tipping point, raising the question of whether it’s time to reinvent how we get rid of our trash.
Five years after legislative initiatives designed to do something about the large amount of food waste in Connecticut’s trash, very little has been implemented, and the food waste problem is getting bigger. A lot bigger.
A food waste recycling pilot program in Bridgewater is the latest effort to help Connecticut wrench itself off the 25 percent recycling rate it has been stuck on for years. But it’s been slow going for such efforts, with many factors working against the initiative.