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BioCycle Nationwide Survey: Residential Food Waste Collection In The U.S.

BioCycle Nationwide Survey: Residential Food Waste Collection In The U.S. | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

"Interest in residential food waste collection is huge throughout the U.S. That interest is tempered, however, by the economics, logistics and politics in many communities, which can make implementation difficult. In the first part of BioCycle’s Nationwide Survey Report (“Taking States’ Pulse On Residential Food Waste Collection,” October 2014), many of these drivers and barriers were addressed on a state-by-state basis. Part II offers a glimpse into communities that are implementing curbside collection of food scraps."

The Organic Stream's insight:

Food waste collection is steadily growing in the US - 2.74 million households now with curbside collection schemes.


There is still a long way to go of course, (as pointed out to us by Michele Giavini on twitter, food waste collection in Italy is at 20 million households!), but we are excited to see how far and how quickly organics collection will spread in the upcoming years.

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No One Said Curbside Composting Would Be Easy

No One Said Curbside Composting Would Be Easy | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
This is the second part of a three-part series, "What A Waste: Why We Have To Stop Throwing Food Away." Seattle and Portland are working to
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#BrownBin: The de Blasio Family on Food and Waste Recycling - YouTube

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The Mayor of NYC and his family demonstrate how they use their brown compost bin in this new ad.


An example of good outreach strategy. This video is launched with the Twitter hashtag #BrownBin to spread the word around the city.


Stay tuned for the next episode of The Organic Stream in which we speak with a member of the DSNY about this new curbside collection program in New York!

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New York's curbside composting program hits bump in the road to landfill diversion - Mother Nature Network

New York's curbside composting program hits bump in the road to landfill diversion - Mother Nature Network | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
Well, this stinks: The Delaware facility where New York City sends its compostable waste for processing has closed. So where's it being sent now?
The Organic Stream's insight:

One of the best articles covering New York's current composting situation. A very big shame to hear the New York City composting pilot program has hit this snag in their journey.


For a mega city such as New York, changing habits and systems is a trial and error process that takes time. We spoke with Director of Department of Sanitation, Bridget Anderson back in August this year, who gave us a picture of the complexity, the challenges and the impressive scope of the pilot program.


A key factor in the contamination rate is the allowance of conventional plastic bags for collecting the organics. While this creates an incentive for participants to give it a try, it is by no means sustainable in the long run, or practical for facilities. This quote by Bridget Anderson sums up their current dilemma:


"We're stuck right now in this place where we're trying to encourage the front end behavior and also figure out how to manage the processing side," she said.  "So there's a little bit of a chicken-and-egg issue."


There are many lessons we can learn from New York, and we hope they will succeed in lowering the contamination rate and finding a suitable solution closer to home so they can reach their goal of a sustainable city-wide composting scheme.

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Winning Hearts And Minds: Outreach Strategies for Curbside Organics Collection: NYC Case Study

Winning Hearts And Minds: Outreach Strategies for Curbside Organics Collection: NYC Case Study | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it

New episode of The Organic Stream out now! Director of Recycling Bridget Anderson discusses the DSNY's extensive outreach campaign for their curbside organic waste collection pilot program in New York City.

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