Brian King is the director of operations for GFL Environmental in Eastern Ontario and a member of the Compost Council of Canada.
He says [the waste management industry] will have to become much more preventive and discerning; gone are the days of the single garbage bag with everything in it.
King says in his area, the average garbage bag is made up of about 40 per cent of food waste.
Large piles of organics in a landfill emit methane. While carbon dioxide makes up the majority of greenhouse gas emissions, methane is estimated to be 20 to 30 times worse for trapping heat.
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