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Composting to Reduce Food Waste

Over 34 million tons of food waste is generated in the US each year. Less than 5% of this food waste is currently recovered.

Global Green USA works to build urban sustainability nationally and in the cities and metropolitan regions which include New York, Washington, DC, New Orleans, Los Angeles and San Francisco. A main project Global Green USA is working on, is to bring food waste reduction and composting to multi-family dwellings. This model has been used in other cities, and involves people in the community signing up as “eco-ambassadors” to help bring composting to their apartment buildings and support the program once it’s in place. Additionally, Global Green USA is looking to work with residents on food waste reduction education programs for any buildings where there is strong interest regardless of geography.

Watch the videos below and listen to the Big Blend Radio interview with Matt de la Houssaye, Director of Global Green USA’s NYC Office and Coalition for Resource Recovery, who talks about Global Green USA’s Food Waste Recovery Programs, especially focusing on Compost!  Please contact Global Green USA at if you live in an apartment building and you’re interested in serving as an “eco-ambassador” for your building, and if you’d like to work with us to see if your building and property manager can serve as one of the pioneering leaders to start the program. Also see and


Jeremy's On the Hill - Julian, CA



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