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What This Guy Wants to Do With Waste Is a Game Changer

Charles Vigliotti wants to turn discarded food into alternative energy on a huge scale

(Newser) - Elizabeth Royte recently headed out to a remote part of Yaphank, Long Island, to talk to a man she calls the "compost king of New York." His name is Charles Vigliotti, and Royte profiles him in the New York Times , explaining how the 63-year-old plans, through his American... More »

Seattle's New $1 Fine: Failure to Compost

Council unanimously approves effort to curb food waste

(Newser) - Seattle is nudging its residents toward more careful waste disposal: Put too much food waste in your regular trash, and you could owe the city $1, according to a new rule unanimously approved by the city council. If garbage collectors notice, at a glance, that more than 10% of a... More »

Bloomberg's Latest: Mandatory Food Composting

Pilot programs have been successful

(Newser) - New York City has been experimenting with pilot food-composting programs—and it's worked surprisingly well, officials say. Now, Michael Bloomberg is pushing to make composting mandatory, as it is in Seattle, San Francisco, and many other cities, the New York Times reports. The program, in which residents drop food... More »

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