The two biggest challenges to composting programs remain limited infrastructure and cultural habits. Apparently, people still resist scraping and dumping food into separate bins. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, less than 3 percent of food was recovered or recycled in 2010.
That hasn't stopped companies like Whole Foods Markets, MGM Resort International and Bank of America from trying.
Their main motivation is financial: By cutting back on food waste, companies can reduce waste hauling costs for waste sent to landfill.