06 May '13, 6pm

100 Restaurants Sign Up to Recycle Compost in NYC

More than 100 restaurants have signed on to New York City's Food Waste Challenge, the city's first attempt at a commercial composting program. The goal is to divert 75% of all solid waste from landfills by 2030 - organic waste accounts for about a third of that and over 70% of restaurant waste. As food waste degrades in landfills, methane is released, a very potent greenhouse gas. San Francisco currently diverts 80% of its waste from landfills . NYC recycles only about 15%. Bloomberg wants to double that by 2017. He's also looking to ban Styrofoam and just announced that all kinds of rigid plastics - including toys, hangers and food containers - can now be recycled because a plant dedicated to that is opening in Brooklyn. The extra 50,000 tons recycled each year will save the city $600,000 in avoiding long truck trips to landfills in other states. Sims Municipal Recycling ...

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