MANAGERS at Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX), are testing an unusual way of generating electricity - recycling food left over by its hungry, but distracted passengers. Their discarded burgers, chicken-bits, salads and tacos are taken to a waste-to-energy plant and electricity is fed in to the local power grid.

It is hoped that the six-month trial will lead to the recycling of all food waste from LAX, and local bodies are monitoring the scheme closely for its potential to redirect waste from landfills while generating electricity. ...

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