food scraps

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At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/23/2014 - 7:35pm
Category: 
Waste

One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud.

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New York City Trying to Help Households Turn Waste Into Compost

Published: 
Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:20am
Category: 
Waste

For the first week or so, the brown bins hunkered on the streets like alien capsules that had fallen to Earth: gingerly stepped around, uneasily eyed, tenaciously ignored. 

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Bloomberg Plan Aims to Require Food Composting

Published: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 8:40am
Category: 
Shopping & Food

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, who has tried to curb soda consumption, ban smoking in parks and encourage bike riding, is taking on a new cause: requiring New Yorkers to separate their food scraps for composting.