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Did You Know: Organic Waste Creates Methane

Graphic in yellow and black: Half of California’s waste is organicWhen organic material is sent to landfill, it breaks down without access to oxygen and creates short-lived climate pollutants like methane, a super pollutant considered 85x more potent than carbon dioxide. Organic waste in landfills emits 20% of California’s methane emissions. To address this, California is implementing statewide organic waste recycling and surplus food recovery. Learn more about this statewide effort to reduce short-lived climate pollutants at

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