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Entrepreneurs starting to see opportunities in other people's food scraps

by Britta Greene Feb 12, 2018
The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to keep food waste out of landfills. One entrepreneur in rural New Hampshire is pinning her business to that goal.
Jessica Saturley-Hall, founder of the Upper Valley Compost Company, picks up a bucket full of food scraps in Grantham, New Hampshire. 
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Carting New Yorkers' trash to landfills is expensive. One solution: Make less of it.

by Ashley Milne-Tyte Aug 4, 2017
A city plan to increase recycling and food composting is in the works.
One idea to get more people recycling in New York is to give them bags with a bar code on it that would attribute the load to a particular apartment. Above, bags of recycling are piled on a Manhattan street.
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Composting in New York: Lessons from the West Coast

by Aarti Shahani Jun 17, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants New York residents to set aside food scraps in a separate bin. Similar programs are already in place in San Francisco and Seattle.

Compostable dishes more common at holiday tables

by Adriene Hill Nov 24, 2011
But finding a place to toss them where they'll actually break down is difficult.
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I can't compost. What should I do with my leftover coffee grounds?

by Adriene Hill Aug 25, 2010
In response to Wednesday's story on the problems with coffee cups and K-cups, listener Richard Johnston from New York, sent in this question:...
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I live in an apartment. Can I still compost?

by Adriene Hill Aug 12, 2010
Easy Answer: Yup. Especially if you're willing to make nice with worms....
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If your community picked up your trash less often, would you create less trash?

by Adriene Hill Aug 11, 2010
Easy Answer: The city of Seattle might try to find out....

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Can I compost my paper shopping bags?

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The noisiest chip bag ever made - Sun Chips in your garden

by Heidi Siegelbaum Apr 15, 2010
The big story this year in sustainable packaging is about Frito Lay's ® Sun Chips 100% compostable bag (and I mean 100% - compared to what? 20% ...
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Another "natural choice," this one from Hormel

by Janne K. Flisrand Mar 12, 2010
I'm the Brigadier who doesn't have a TV, so I'm always tromping around online to find the commercials we comment on. This week, however, I found...