Assessment of the state of food waste treatment in the United States and Canada.

@article{Levis2010AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the state of food waste treatment in the United States and Canada.},
  author={J. Levis and M. Barlaz and N. Themelis and P. Ulloa},
  journal={Waste management},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 8-9},
  pages={
          1486-94
        }
}
  • J. Levis, M. Barlaz, +1 author P. Ulloa
  • Published 2010
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Waste management
  • Currently in the US, over 97% of food waste is estimated to be buried in landfills. There is nonetheless interest in strategies to divert this waste from landfills as evidenced by a number of programs and policies at the local and state levels, including collection programs for source separated organic wastes (SSO). The objective of this study was to characterize the state-of-the-practice of food waste treatment alternatives in the US and Canada. Site visits were conducted to aerobic composting… CONTINUE READING
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