For quite some time, just like the rest of the country, New Jersey is also taking steps to reduce the amounts of waste produced in the region. Just recently, a new plan has been devised that separates food waste from other garbage. And the revolutionary thing is that it is not only the officials who are contributing to this. Every citizen and business owner who realizes the importance of waste management is also playing their part.
Moving forward, food waste will be gathered from dumpsters and sent for recycling. This impacts the economy positively and also benefits the environment, making it greener. All the collected food waste can easily be decomposed, which releases biogas as a byproduct. Biogas can easily be used for generating electricity. Research estimates that in just a few more years companies will actually be selling their food waste at good rates and adding more to their income. All this waste would be used for producing energy. A few industrialists also have plans to use food waste and set up their own electricity generation plant, with which they would be able to power their own facilities.
Predictions indicate that the plan is getting bigger and soon will be launched in the entire country. Some even hint at this being done at an official level. As of now, there are almost 18 states and about 180 cities that are implementing solutions that recycle food waste. In some areas, there is a small fee to pick up waste products from different sites. However, for most regions, this is not the case, and food scraps are collected without any extra charges.
In order to increase awareness about separating food from the rest of the waste products, several programs are being launched and many are to follow. The government can also enforce laws in this regard and start fining people who do not abide by them. For instance, if people do not hand over their waste to be recycled, they can be fined for it. A fine can also be used if food waste is not properly separated.
A recent survey highlights that if steps are taken to recycle food properly, every city can save almost $100 million in a year. The savings are huge, which is probably why steps are being taken to separate food waste. People are also being educated in this regard so that they can also contribute and help accomplish the goals set forth.