Sep 15 2013
Recycling Food Scraps Could Transform How NYC Deals With Its Trash
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September 15, 2013
Recycling Food Scraps Could Transform How NYC Deals With Its Trash

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Waste

In the eleventh hour of his administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving a transformative mark on a part of city life that is often overlooked — the waste we produce every day.

By pushing for the composting of organic waste — such as food scraps — through a pilot program and supporting other innovative recycling efforts, the mayor is posing a challenge to his successor: Will the person who succeeds him make New York City a truly sustainable city that finally recycles more than it throws away?

No matter who becomes mayor, organic waste recycling has a strong ally: the City Council. The Council passed legislation on Thursday that would mandate continuation of the organic waste pilot project for another two years.

[Read more at Gotham Gazette]

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