California State Bill 1383 was written in response to the climate crisis and its growing impact across the state. Legislators created the bill to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCP’s), which contribute to global warming and affect human health. SLCPs remain in the atmosphere for less time than carbon dioxide, but potentially cause more damage. These pollutants, which include black carbon, methane, tropospheric ozone, and hydrofluorocarbons, are responsible for up to 45% of greenhouse gases that impact global warming. The bill contains directives for addressing landfill methane emissions via reductions in organic material disposal. It engages food businesses and stakeholders on a variety of initiatives to reduce waste, repurpose edible food and support the community and planet.