In order for us to become a more sustainable society, significant changes need to be made. In many parts of the world there are individuals, families and entire communities struggling to survive on the minuscule portions of food. Others scrounge for whatever materials they can get their hands on. Most people need to make do with what they have. Yet, there are individuals and organizations in first world countries who do not even think twice about wasting food or other usable materials.
If sustainability is the goal…and it very well should be…then is food waste destined to become our next renewable energy source? Maybe people believe food waste (along with other source of renewable energy) can fuel the future. Take a look at Vermont City. This city reached a major milestone in that 100% of Virginia City’s power is now renewable.
Does food waste have a future as a renewable energy source? Can it play a significant role the powering of homes, businesses and large communities? What strides have already been made towards making food waste into a viable energy source?
First let’s take a look at the shocking cost of food waste.