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One way to aid conservation efforts is to reduce food waste by composting leftover and unwanted food scraps. Composting helps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that affect climate change.
According to the EPA, compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste together currently make up about 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas. For information on how to compost view the EPA's guide to Composting At Home