Some Iowa City businesses are composting to reduce their impact on the environment.
The Bluebird Diner, New Pioneer Co-op and four Iowa City-area Hy-Vee stores all have composting programs.
Composting helps the environment by producing healthier soil and by keeping food waste out of landfills. As food decomposes in landfills, it releases the greenhouse gas methane.
Read more about the environmental efforts of Iowa City businesses here.