California Law Promotes Landfill Waste Reduction by Donating Unused Food to Those in Need

San Diego, CA – A new law in California aims to reduce waste in landfills and address food insecurity by requiring certain businesses to donate unused food to food recovery organizations. Senate Bill 1383, which went into effect in 2022, initially applied to grocery stores. However, as of January 1, 2024, the law has expanded to include hotels, restaurants, health facilities, state agency cafeterias, local education agencies, and large venues and events. The primary goal of SB 1383 is to divert food waste from landfills, as decomposing food produces methane gas, a potent pollutant. Patty … Read more