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New York turning food waste into compost, gas

The city has started collecting organic waste from households, drop-off sites in multimillion-dollar campaign

Last year, about 23,000 tonnes of orange peels, apple cores and other organic materials were collected from about 300,000 households, 722 schools, 50 agencies and institutions and 80 drop-off points, according to the city.

New York

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...

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