New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family promote municipal composting through a video
by Lindsey Little
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family have made a video showing viewers how easy it is to participate in the city’s composting program for recycling organic waste.

The city’s “Brown Bin” program is only about a year old, so the Mayor hopes to spread the word and convince first-timers to participate.

“We bury 1.2 million tons of food waste in landfills every year at a cost of nearly $80 per ton,” said former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who initiated the pilot program last year. “That waste can be used as fertilizer or converted to energy at a much lower price. That’s good for the environment and for taxpayers.”

San Francisco and Seattle already have mandatory municipal composting. Hopefully the success of New York’s Brown Bin program will encourage other cities to roll out programs of their own.

Source: treehugger
Photo Credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

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