Nature Is The Best Recycler
Food and paper are the two largest components in landfills, more than diapers, styrofoam and tires combined. That's nearly 50% of all municipal solid waste. Landfills are layered deep and saturated with water where no oxygen can penetrate so food remains embalmed for centuries. In addition, landfills produce methane which is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.
Composting to the rescue! You can prevent this from happening by composting your food scraps at home. It will produce a nutrient rich fertilizer for your plants and replenish your existing soil.