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Seattle to enforce mandatory composting

Seattle to enforce mandatory composting

| October 2, 2014

Seattle is known as a pioneer when it comes to sustainability efforts. And yet, they’re having a hard time motivating citizens to compost their household food scraps. Their solution? Give people a choice: keep compostable food scraps out of the garbage, or be hit where it hurts—in the pocket book. Per a brand new policy, […]

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Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

Introducing: Team Compost and the Food Scrap Friends!

| September 30, 2014

You may have seen our coverage of organic waste recycling initiatives across the country. These efforts to raise awareness of the need for food recycling are paying off as more and more people embrace composting. At RecycleReminders, we are very excited to introduce our own composting awareness campaign: Team Compost. Food waste makes up nearly one third […]

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Denver Arts and Venues commits to composting

Denver Arts and Venues commits to composting

| September 2, 2014

It’s official: Composting is the new black. There is a reason we’ve repeatedly written about composting initiatives over the last few months. That’s because the composting movement is rapidly gaining momentum, with more and more people, businesses, and municipalities getting on board. The latest story comes from none other than the mile-high city. Denver’s “Arts […]

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New York City’s organic waste pilot program making strides

New York City’s organic waste pilot program making strides

| July 31, 2014

If Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott https://www.flickr.com/photos/meddygarnet/3451581786have their way, folks in the Big Apple will be more responsible with their big apple cores after they’re finished with them. And their tea bags. And their coffee grounds. And their banana peels. And the second half of that flaxseed muffin that seemed like a good idea at […]

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New Orleans is kicking (cigarette) butts

New Orleans is kicking (cigarette) butts

| July 29, 2014

Smoking rates have plummeted significantly in the United States over the past several decades—but you might not know it from looking at the barrage of cigarette butts carpeting many urban sidewalks. New Orleans is the latest city taking on the challenge of cleaning up the butts. That’s the good news. The great news? They’re doing […]

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Picky eating leads to rich soil in New York

Picky eating leads to rich soil in New York

| June 30, 2014

Let’s face it: Kids can be awfully particular about what they eat—especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables. That fact of life leads to an awful lot of produce winding up in the garbage can at schools across the nation. Sick of seeing apples going to waste, the Big Apple (where else?) is doing […]

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San Francisco aims to be a recycling leader

San Francisco aims to be a recycling leader

| June 24, 2014

What will you be doing in the year 3014? (Hint: probably nothing, at least not in the conventional sense. Sorry. We’re all living longer these days, but 1,000 years is a stretch, even if you eat apples every day.) That water bottle you just threw away, however, will still be languishing in a landfill somewhere. […]

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An update on composting in the big apple

An update on composting in the big apple

| June 12, 2014

Every year, New York City residents send approximately 3.2 million tons of waste to landfills. That’s well over one-third of a ton of waste for every single man, woman, and child, every year. Transporting and managing that waste also costs the city $300 million dollars per year. If you’re reading this and thinking: “That’s too […]

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Austin introduces innovative organic waste recycling program

Austin introduces innovative organic waste recycling program

| May 28, 2014

It is said that everything is bigger in Texas. If the eco-pioneers in Austin have their way, landfills will be an exception to that rule. Around 14,000 households in Texas’s capital city are participating in an ambitious pilot program that asks everyday citizens to collect their organic waste and haul it out to the curb […]

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Combating wasted food with a new countertop composter

Combating wasted food with a new countertop composter

| March 13, 2014

What’s on your kitchen counter? A toaster? A coffee maker? A mini, automatic countertop composter? If we lost you at that last one, stay tuned — if the folks behind a company called Food Cycle Science have their way, their product will soon turn composting into a mainstream activity. Food Cycle Science’s new gadget is […]

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Can compost islands save New York?

Can compost islands save New York?

| March 12, 2014

Present Architecture has a bold proposal that could change the face of New York City. Their project, called the Green Loop, aims to create giant compost islands off of each borough to process the city’s waste. Rather than being eyesores, these islands will actually be soothing to the eye and will include 125 acres of […]

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