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BLOCK CLUB CHICAGO: Meet the New Bin on the Block, Here to Help You Clean Your Plate

By Patty Wetli

October 21, 2019

LINCOLN SQUARE — Here’s a stat that might spoil your dinner: 25 percent of all food purchased in the U.S. is never eaten.

More info that’s tough to swallow: According to the Environmental Protection Agency, nearly all food scraps wind up in landfill, accounting for more garbage than plastic or paper, and emitting more methane than coal mining.

Where some see further evidence of humans’ disregard for the planet and its resources, others see opportunity.

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