31 Jul '17, 10am

The Garden State cuts food waste for climate goals

A new law in New Jersey aims to shrink the state’s climate footprint and feed the hungry by drastically reducing the amount of wasted food that ends up in landfills. The law requires the state to develop a plan over the next year to cut the state’s food waste by half by 2030. The bipartisan measure, which passed the state legislature without a single dissenting vote and was signed last week by Gov. Chris Christie, mirrors an Environmental Protection Agency goal for the entire country set under the Obama administration in 2015. "The beauty of the bill is it’s going to get at two long-festering problems — climate and hunger — at the same time," said Eric Goldstein , a senior attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council in New York City. "The states are going to have to take the lead on issues like climate and this new law holds the hope of tackling one piece of that pr...

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