Friday Buffet

While there has long been composting activity in NYC, the Bloomberg Administration is launching a pilot program to try it on the municipal level. The pilot program will be on Staten Island, home to the massive (and closed) Fresh Kills Landfill.

Let’s hope the program succeeds despite State Island Borough President’s pessimism: ”I think most people are not going to like it,” predicted Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro. “I doubt if it’s going to be successful.”

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The former Tory Environment Secretary urged that Britain ban the landfilling of food waste. I never thought I’d say ‘atta boy’ to a Lord, but here goes: Atta boy, Lord Deben!

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The amazing Farm to Family program of the California Association of Food Banks will channel 140 million pounds of fresh, but unmarketable produce to those in need in 2013. That illustrates a) the massiveness of California’s produce industry and b) the generosity of its growers.

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I love The Tiffin Project, happening in Vancouver. But I wonder if I can use the metal container to take home leftovers in addition to being a reusable take-out vessel.

 

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