This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the expansion of the city’s new voluntary composting program, which is expected to reach across the five boroughs by 2014.
But don’t expect the billionaire mayor to start collecting scraps and peelings in Tupperware containers at his ritzy townhouse any time soon.
“No, I don’t think we’ve cooked a meal since we started this, to be honest with you,” he told Politicker with a hearty laugh when asked by Politicker whether he’d had any personal experience with composting.
With his mayoral term coming to a close, Mayor Bloomberg is rushing to put his “green” thumbprint on everything he possibly can. The latest in Bloomberg’s frenzied eco-friendly crusade? Composting.
New Yorkers now have the option of making space for a picnic basket-sized container designed to house food waste in kitchens the size of postage Read More
As summer heats up, our thoughts return to garbage–specifically New York City’s garbage. As I’ve mentioned before, it would be hard to invent a more environmentally damaging, or more expensive system of waste management, than the one we use. To reiterate–in New York City we collect the garbage that residents place on the curb and Read More