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Why We Should Be Putting Our Food Back Into The Soil

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Instead of throwing food in the trash, consider recycling it through composting.

Compost Collective KC and Missouri Organic Recycling offer options for dealing with your food waste.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, consumer food waste in the United States reached almost 41 million tons in 2017 and that takes up a lot of landfill space. On this Earth Day, composting alternatives for your kitchen and table scraps including a curbside pickup service.

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When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.
Whether it’s something happening right now or something that happened 100 years ago, some stories don’t fit in the short few minutes of a newscast. As a podcast producer at KCUR, I help investigate questions and local curiosities in a way that brings listeners along for adventures with plot twists and thought-provoking ideas. Sometimes there isn’t an easy answer in the end – but my hope is that we all leave with a greater understanding of the city we live in. Reach me at mackenzie@kcur.org or find me on Twitter @_macmartin.
Reginald David is an assistant producer with Up To Date. You can reach him at reginalddavid@kcur.org.