Why is California implementing this law?

According to CalRecycle, together, Californians send roughly 39 million tons of waste to landfills every year, a significant portion of that waste is organic material, such as yard trimmings, wood, cardboard, and food waste. When organic waste decomposes in a landfill it generates methane, a greenhouse gas much more potent than carbon dioxide. To reduce these harmful emissions, California created the SB 1383 regulations to meet a statewide goal to reduce organic waste going to landfills by 75%.

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1. What is SB 1383?
2. What are organic wastes, and why is it important to keep them out of the landfill?
3. Why is California implementing this law?
4. What goes in my green waste bin?
5. Can I still take my trash and organic waste to the dump?
6. How is my organic waste recycled?
7. How can I reduce my food waste?
8. How do I recycle my organics?
9. How and why should I compost?
10. Can residents or businesses be fined for not following the requirements?