Americans throw away 36 million tons of food every year—in other words, more than  40 percent of the total food we generate annually. But as Erica Moriarity points out, “this massive issue presents a big recycling opportunity.”

Check out this short film from the web series The Perennial Plate, in which The Atlantic tours A1 Organics in Colorado as they turn food waste turn in renewable natural gas.

Watch the video at The Atlantic

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