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How Much Drinking Water Has California Lost to Oil Industry Waste? No One Knows

"California survived its historic drought, in large part by using groundwater. It was a lifeline in the Central Valley, where it was the only source of water for many farmers.

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A Look at the Sustainable Chicago Restaurant That Recycled and Composted Everything for 2 Years

Video: Some restaurants produce eight gallons of waste every hour. Thanks to a sustainability plan, Sandwich Me stretched that time...to two years.

 

 

ecowatch.com - Brandon Baker - June 3rd 2014

Quick—how much food, paper and plastic have you thrown in the garbage the past two years?

It’s a question you likely can’t answer, but whatever the amount,  it will certainly exceed the output of Justin Vrany and his Chicago café, Sandwich Me In.

Vrany estimates that an average restaurant dumps eight gallons of trash in a dumpster per hour.

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Composting Park Proposal Keeps NYC's Organic Waste Close to Home

      

Renderings: PRESENT Architecture via Gizmodo

mnn.com - by Matt Hickman - March 4, 2014

Talk about pulling double-duty: In lieu of being hauled out of state, will organic waste be turned into compost at a network of park-topped artificial islands dotting NYC's waterfront?

As New York City attempts to up its food scrap waste diversion game and align itself with West Coast composting powerhouses like San Francisco and Portland (baby steps folks, baby steps), one architecture firm has proposed a rather intriguing idea on how to accommodate roughly 30 percent of the city’s residential waste stream that’s composed purely of organic waste.

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'Recycle Everything' campaign launches across NYC

wastedive.com - Nicole Wrona - July 30, 2012

New York City's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced a campaign with the tagline "Recycle Everything." 

The new program promotes a breadth of recycling options, including food waste composting and the recycling of both e-waste and rigid plastics.

Additional sustainability efforts include the Re-Fashion campaign, a program implemented this year that promotes recycling clothing and textiles in the city.

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