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Current Event October 13, 2014

Recycling Food Waste


The Seattle City Council is launching a mandatory composting program to stop people from throwing food waste in the trash. Mandatory recycling has expanded from yard waste, to normal recyclables, and now to compostable food waste. With the addition of a third trash bin, the city hopes to collect 100,000 tons of food waste a year. Listen to this public radio story to hear about the motivations, logistics, and goals of the program.

Civics/Government Climate Change Earth and Space Science

Story Length: 4:11

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WBUR

AIR DATE: 09/25/2014


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