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South Korea Created A Program that Reuses 90% of the Country’s Food Scraps

South Korea has implemented a highly effective food waste disposal infrastructure that has significantly reduced the amount of food scraps ending up in landfills. With a ban on food waste disposal in landfills since 2005, South Korea has developed a comprehensive system that collects and repurposes food waste. Restaurants and vendors use special bins and stickers for food waste collection, while residential areas employ advanced disposal machines. The collected food waste is processed to produce animal feed, fertilizer, and biogas for heating homes. This approach not only addresses environmental concerns but also generates valuable resources, highlighting South Korea's commitment to sustainable waste management practices

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