A little while back, I posted an article about New York restaurants,
with the blessing of Mayor Bloomberg, committing to divert their food
waste to composting. This week Mayor Bloomberg pledged to further
increase food waste recycling and proposed potentially requiring food
waste diversion. This article from National Geographic outlines some
the city's strategies for accomplishing this, including expanding
current composting facilities and pursuing the possibilities of biogas.
The author compares New York's plan to San Francisco's plan to reach
zero waste by 2020. San Francisco currently has a recycling rate of
80%, while New York recycles 15% of its waste. As these two cities work
towards their goals, this will hopefully set an example for cities
nation-wide to follow.
Have a great weekend,
How Cities Compost Mountains of Food Waste
Brian Clark Howard
June 18, 2013