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Hello BESTers,
I hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Increasing pressure on 
landfills in Europe have led the UK to consider banning sending 
food waste to landfills, but not without its controversy.  People 
are concerned about who will foot the bill, and there are odor and 
health concerns about collecting food waste at home.  This latter 
argument seems weak, though, as people have been collecting food 
waste for compost for many years without any problems.  The 
arguments for the ban are that food waste takes up valuable space 
in landfill, produces greenhouse gases in landfills, wastes 
nutrients, and is a potential source for bioenergy.  While 
creating a ban on food waste to landfills may seem a bit extreme; 
something must be done to end this unsustainable practice.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/5477798/Slop-buckets-in-every-home-as-councils-consider-a-ban-on-food-waste-in-landfill.html

Have a good rest of the weekend,
Ryan

"Slop buckets in every home as councils consider a ban on food 
waste in landfill"
Telegraph
Loise Gray
June 9,2009