Won't it just decompose in the landfill?
You're right - food is biodegradable. But when it's surrounded by a swamp of plastic and styrofoam it struggles to compost. In fact it can take hundreds of years for a single watermelon rind to meet its end in a landfill, generating methane gas that is 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide - which traps heat in our atmosphere and contributes to global warming. No bueno!
But is there really that much food waste?
YES! Food scraps are the number one material sent to landfills.