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Why One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Fertilizer

December 12, 2013
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Why One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Fertilizer
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Trade in your food scraps for fresh produce.

Hello Compost, a new initiative preparing to launch in (where else?) New York City, wants to give people fresh produce in exchange for their food scraps. Here’s how it works: Hello Compost will give participants freezable bags to collect their food scraps, which can then be exchanged for credits toward buying fresh produce from local farmers. The food scraps will then be used to create compost to grow more plants. The idea is to reduce the amount of waste going into landfills, while making healthy food less expensive for low-income communities, and increasing the supply of compost to improve the quality of future crops.

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