Food waste — the leftovers or veggies you didn’t get around to eating — make up 37% of what’s in Cook County’s landfill, according to the University of Illinois Extension. This is a problem because food emits methane as it breaks down, a process that contributes to global warming.
Reset talks about efforts to reduce food waste and highlights some fun events around town this weekend to divert your jack-o’-lantern from a landfill.
GUESTS: Jonathan Pereira, executive director of Plant Chicago
Amy DeLorenzo, co-chair of the Illinois Food Scrap and Composting Coalition’s Communications Committee
Jordan Wimby, food preservationist and cultural historian also known as “Melanin Martha”