We are a group of concerned Portsmouth City residents affiliated with Seacoast Climate Action Now, our goal is to identify and support ways for our community to reduce carbon emissions through waste reduction and recovery.
Educate yourself and others about Biogradables and Compostables. Food waste reduction and recovery diverts organic matter from the waste stream. Nearly half of the solid waste produced globally is organic and biodegradable. Much of it ends up in landfills; there it decomposes in the absence of oxygen and produces the greenhouse gas methane, which is up to 34 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. While many landfills have some form of methane capture, it is far more effective to divert organic waste to composting.
Future Actions — Petition the city of curbside food scrap pickup. Recycle more. Use plastic less. Up-cycle with reusables. Bring your ideas. New Hampshire landfills are filling up. Help Portsmouth move toward zero waste.