16 Aug '11, 8pm

Interesting how food-scrap #recycling is growing (and they use the word "scrap" not "waste").

Earlier today I posted about a composting "shuttle" service that collects food scraps in and around the Triangle area of North Carolina, and returns them to homeowners as finished compost. While the idea has undoubted appeal to those without the time, space or disposition to compost themselves, one commenter was concerned about the energy footprint of hauling food scraps. Given that bike-powered compost collection is limited in capacity , another solution is to offer centralized drop-off points where land-less households can take their food scraps for more efficient collection. One scheme in NYC is doing just that, and it's recent expansion seems to have been a resounding success. Back in March of this year, Grow NYC's Compost at Greenmarket program expanded its pilot collection of food scraps to 11 greenmarkets across the city . Given that a full 17% of New York's waste s...

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Here's an interesting model for composting. "Shuttle" service picks up your food waste & brings you soil!

Here's an interesting model for composting. "Sh...

treehugger.com 16 Aug '11, 12pm

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I'M GOING TO NEW YORK!!!!!

I'M GOING TO NEW YORK!!!!!

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NY Governor to Sign Bill to Make New York State Roads Bike and Pedestrian-Friendly

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treehugger.com 16 Aug '11, 9pm

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10 Reuse Ideas for Food Scraps - Earth911.com

10 Reuse Ideas for Food Scraps - Earth911.com

earth911.com 17 Aug '11, 10am

A healthy homemade meal can also mean a sink full of food scraps to deal with. Sure, you can compost these leftover bits a...