CA knocked for ‘symbolism’ over composting egg shells
A mandatory composting program kicks off Jan. 1 in California, mandating 40 million people empty their food scraps into a countertop container and eventually to their city’s compost site. The stated goal is to keep the food out of landfills where the rotting food waste is blamed for releasing methane gas and allegedly contributing to man-made climate change.
Sacramento-based policy analyst Steven Greenhut of the R Street Institute says the new composting law is “symbolism over substance” in a state that is well-known for pushing environmentalism.
“It’s just a way to look like we’re doing something about climate change in a way that sounds dramatic,” he says. “It isn’t really all that dramatic when you get down to it — isn’t going to do much to help anything.”