Wasted Potential: New York City’s food recycling failures exacerbate climate crisis

Read the full story at Politico.

Mayor Mike Bloomberg was winding down his final year in office when he gathered residents of a high-rise Manhattan co-op and announced plans to tackle what he called the “final recycling frontier — organic waste.”

Six years later, the now presidential candidate’s goal of a robust recycling program for food and yard scraps remains a pipe dream — the victim of municipal budget skeptics who think it’s too costly and a current mayor who has heeded their concerns and suspended the program’s expansion.

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