Food Politics

Food Composting, Coming to NYC

By Christopher Stewart | July 23, 2013

Photo: kristyhall
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Photo: E.

Out of all the wonderful things NYC is known for, recycling is not one of them. In recycling programs, NYC falls behind 15% in the recycling rate, and Mayor Bloomberg along with Ron Gonen, New York Deputy Commissioner for recycling and sustainability are on a mission to put NYC in the forefront. Featured on The Salt: NPR food blog, a new food compost recycling program has begun in NYC. Read More


America’s ‘Recycle Day': Feeding Mouths, Not Landfills

By admin | November 22, 2011

Photo: andyarthur

Photo: andyarthur

By: Saira Malhotra

November 15th marked the 12th successful year of Americas ‘Recycle Day’. A prompt to tie up ones shoe laces, this day serves to remind and encourage Americans to both recycle and purchase recycled products. Apart from the basic lesson of avoiding wastage and the over-production of materials, such as plastic, cardboard and glass, there are other efforts being made to divert tons of material being dumped at landfills by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their partners: the New Jersey Devils, the National Hockey League and the Boston Bruins. The Boston Bruins has taken it a step further and as reported by the EPA, the team is spearheading efforts to redirect prepared, unused and safe-to-eat food from landfills to the Boston Rescue Mission.

The benefits of such steps are multifaceted. Not only does the food come to the assistance of people in need, it also brings about some relief to the ever-burgeoning landfills. Read More


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