The idea of employing either of them gives me the willies. Excess wastes that pollute the land, sea, or air are very harmful and should be stopped immediately. It seems to me that there need to be various alternatives.
Why doesn't your local government pick up biodegradable waste? Here in my community, we use kitchen caddies with biodegradable liners. Put leftover food in a plastic bin for weekly curbside pickup. Many cities across the world find ways to turn food waste, paper, and yard trimmings into a cash crop. What's left behind after composting is used for several purposes, including gardening, farming, soil improvement, and more.
Accordingly Ziploc Bags OrganizerOr you might start a compost heap in your backyard and utilize the leftovers from your kitchen to feed your plants. If you don't have a garden or simply don't want one, a gardener or community garden may be interested in taking your compost.
We use a wormery at the Kingston Environment Centre to turn our scraps of raw fruit and vegetable peels, coffee grinds, and tea leaves, as well as the occasional bits of grass clippings and ripped newspaper, into the finest, richest soil imaginable.
Food scraps that end up in landfills are likely to decompose into methane, a potent greenhouse gas, and scraps that end up in the ocean are likely to contribute to the formation of marine dead zones. By shifting our perspective from "trash" to "resource," we can use these materials to build a more resilient infrastructure.