New Yorkers already have blue and green bins for recycling glass, metal, paper and plastic. But now brown bins for organic waste are starting to appear all over the city. These plastic totems are part of the city’s multimillion-dollar campaign to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and reliance on landfills, and to turn food scraps and yard waste into compost and, soon, clean energy.
"How New York Is Turning Food Waste Into Compost and Gas" is from the June 03, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Emily S. Rueb and narrated by Kristi Burns.