NYC resident Greg Todd has created a business proposal to collect food waste and convert it into compost available for local use. He’s targeting small coffee shops, juice bars and restaurants and would employ local youth to pedal bike carts to collect waste from these businesses. Then, the waste will be converted to compost in small composting machines located in manufacturing districts. But he notes, “it seems that the city wants more evidence of demand for composting services before they will create a carting license that makes sense for community carters such as the one I propose. If we could get, say, 50 coffee houses to complete this survey, we might be able to convince the City that the demand exists.” Interested? Fill out the survey right here.
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