However, what do our politicos squander time trying to control? Food waste.
Banana peels, chicken bones and leftover veggies won’t have a place in California trashcans under the nation’s largest mandatory residential food waste recycling program that’s set to take effect in January.
The effort is designed to keep landfills in the most populous U.S. state clear of food waste that damages the atmosphere as it decays. When food scraps and other organic materials break down they emit methane, a greenhouse gas more potent and damaging in the short-term than carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
To avoid those emissions, California plans to start converting residents’ food waste into compost or energy, becoming the second state in the U.S. to do so after Vermont launched a similar program last year.
Carbon dioxide is a life-sustaining gas required by plants. Millions of acres of plants rot globally each year. Natural decay has occurred since the first life bloomed on this planet.
No amount of science excuses this ridiculous mandate. So, of course, the bureaucrats are rushing to pat themselves on the back for this new rule.
Most people in California will be required to toss excess food into green waste bins rather than the trash. Municipalities will then turn the food waste into compost or use it to create biogas, an energy source that is similar to natural gas.
“This is the biggest change to trash since recycling started in the 1980s,” said Rachel Wagoner, director of the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery.
She added that it “is the single easiest and fastest thing that every single person can do to affect climate change.”
And as Californians are forced to endure the micromanaging of their home wastes, flash mob robbers hit a gun store in the Los Angeles area.
Crooks made off with nearly 40 firearms during a smash-and-grab burglary at a California gun shop early Thursday morning, a report said.
The suspects shattered the front door glass at Whitten Sales just after midnight and stole the guns that were kept in a safe at the store, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing Garden Grove Police Lt. Mario Martinez.
The owner of the business tipped off police to the burglar after seeing a suspect on surveillance footage, the report said.
By the time police arrived, the thieves were gone. Police said they fled in two BMWs.
I am sure the thieves will be sure to toss their banana peels into green waste bins….and then all will be right with the world.DONATE
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