Richard Redmond brings his food scraps to Compost Culture, a high-school students run organization that collects food waste to turn it into compost, as Claire Wang and Daniel Freysson look on, at the South Pasadena farmers market, in South Pasadena, California, U.S., November 3, 2022. REUTERS/Aude Guerrucci
Nov 15 (Reuters) – Every Thursday, California resident Richard Redmond takes a gallon-sized container of food scraps to the farmers market in the city of South Pasadena where it is collected and composted for use in gardens – an effort to reduce the amount of household waste he sends to landfill.
That’s a major challenge for countries tackling global warming at the COP27 climate summit underway in Egypt. Nations around the globe pledged in 2015 to halve food waste by 2030, but few are on track to do so, according to officials from the United Nations, sustainability watchdogs, and governments interviewed by Reuters.