June 18, 2013, 10:26 a.m. EDT
40% of U.S. food is never eaten
How composting could benefit pocketbooks and the environment
By Quentin Fottrell
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New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to require residents to compost their food waste may cause headaches for some families, but experts say it could also help cut their rising grocery bills.
Under the proposal, by 2016 the city will require residents to separate their food waste for collection. Organic waste in New York City — which could otherwise be recycled for fertilizer or natural gas — currently accounts for 1.2 million tons or 35% of landfills, and a pilot program on Staten Island achieved a participation rate of 43%, according to the mayor’s office. Last year, Vermont introduced a bill to by 2020 require residents to recycle their food waste — and 33% of the organic waste in that state already gets composted.
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Mayor B is an entertaining parody of a leader.
First it’s the big gulp.
Now, he’s just helping.
Is there anything that he can’t try to control?
Now don’t get me wrong, 40% waste, and really any waste, is a “sin”.
Growing up “starving children in china” were ofter used as a guilt trip.
For my own part, living alone, it’s hard to go to the supermarket and find packages for one.
In one recent trip, I could buy 8 pre made hamburgers at the cost of half the weight in bulk. Thanks to a freezer and vacuum sealer, I have 7 hamburgers for different days.
Pre-made salad is cost effective for me. To buy the makings costs more and usually goes bad to quickly.
Sad to say, I depend upon the cafeteria at work for two meals a day. And, I hate week ends for the loss of it.
(Seriously, last week end I made up some hard bolded eggs. But the cafeteria’s are better than mine. Mine are hard to peel; theirs aren’t.)
Just like a “nursing home” except I have to do my own wash.
So, I’ll try and do my part Mayor B and not waste anything. Hope everyone else does the same. Without your diktats.
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