Is Victoria’s food waste bound for landfill?

News from the Victoria’s Times Colonist this week:

“Victoria food scraps may have no place to go but landfill”

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-food-scraps-may-have-no-place-to-go-but-landfill-1.921964

City of Victoria worker Paul Vandenboomen picks up kitchen scraps in James Bay. Photograph by: DARREN STONE, Times Colonist

UPDATE: response from Victoria’s city councillors:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-councillors-call-for-composting-at-hartland-landfill-1.931424

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“Putting a Dollar Value on Food Waste Estimates”

The Nourishing the Planet blog investigates the cost of food waste in the US:

http://blogs.worldwatch.org/nourishingtheplanet/putting-a-dollar-value-on-food-waste-estimates/

Here is a direct link to the study by Buzby and Hyman (2012) that is cited in the blog: 

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306919212000693