In 2015, the U.S. produced 262 million tons of waste. While about 34.7% was recycled or composted, 137 million tons of still ended up in landfills.
Contrary to popular belief, nothing biodegrades in a landfill -- including biodegradable materials such as food or paper. This is why its so important to prevent waste from entering landfills by reducing how much we use or making sure its recycled or composted.
We took a look at 6 areas where restaurant, cafe or coffee shop owners can reduce waste, thus making a positive impact on the environment.
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