First it was a ban on soda, but now New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg has a new message: stop wasting food!
He wants New Yorkers to recycle their wasted food scraps and
turn them into fuel.
It's part of a food recycling pilot program.
People living in the city's compost high-rises separate
their food scraps into a bin before emptying the container into a larger bucket
in the communal trash room.
The Mayor's office estimates that the city spends $96
million dollars every year-just stashing food in landfills.
Composting a bit of some of that waste would save millions
and benefit the environment.
Bloomberg wants the entire city on board by 2016.
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