Monday, August 16, 2010

Eureka!

With a name like Eureka, this town has a lot to live up to. Indeed, Eureka would like to be a zero-waste city by 2020.
In the meantime, they've got some inovative ideas about reducing waste.

Composting is catching on nationwide as more cities provide services to residents for collecting food, landscape clippings and other compostable separate from recylables and landfill waste. But to test out if the St. Paul, Minn.'s Macalester-Groveland neighborhood is ready for such a program, Sonya Ewert is hopping on a 27-gear bike with a custom-made trailer and going door to door to collect compostables from residents. The bike-powered composting service is part of an experiment -- if enough residents like having their food waste collected, the city may move forward in providing the service on a large scale through their waste and recycling collection services. Read the rest of the article at Treehugger.

Could this work in Brooklyn?

Photo courtesy of Star Tribune.

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