Many Humboldt County residents, businesses, and schools are concerned about our growing food waste problem due to the detrimental impacts it has on the environment and human health. Food and other organics that are discarded into the landfill produce methane, a potent greenhouse gas emission that furthers the climate crisis. In order to fight against climate change, we all need to collectively reduce our food and trash waste. Although proper recycling is important, reducing our consumption of single use plastics and trash altogether will have a greater impact on protecting our environment. With training and public education, Zero Waste Humboldt’s goal is to encourage every human to do their part in contributing to a low waste planet.