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L.A. Times Today: What you need to know about California’s new composting law

L.A. Times Today: What you need to know about California’s new composting law

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In 1996, San Francisco started turning its food surplus from wholesale produce markets into compost.

Fast forward more than 25 years, thanks to a new law, many Californians are now required to separate organic material from their other garbage.

The goal is two-fold: ease pressure on landfills and help the fight against climate change.

L.A. Times Jim Rainey explains.