It is estimated by the EPA that landfills around the world are 17% consumed by food waste. It seems there are more and more "going green" remedies popping up every day. So why isn't there a logical solution to one of the largest garbage contributors? Over polluted landfills supply dangerous levels of methane and other gases to the universe. The results on our environment effect each of us. These gases cause what is referred to as the greenhouse effect by holding heat into the atmosphere. This is similar to the effect of heat retained by a glass object on a hot day. Methane gases also displace oxygen which may be contributed to the increase in respiratory conditions in society today.