The average New Yorker generates about three pounds of trash every day, and a huge amount of that is food waste—which could be composted, if only we had the space. Enter "Green Loop," a proposal to build massive composting islands off the coastline of NYC.
Neolithic farmers may have been new to the whole "raising crops" game but they quickly figured out how to increase their agricultural efficiency: literal bullcrap. And we've gotten hellaciously good in the intervening thousands of years at the art of compost. Here's how you can get in on the goods.
As you step outside today to breathe in the fresh air and note our planet's lush, life-giving fauna, take a minute to appreciate the fact that this whole day exists thanks to the hard efforts of Earth Day's environmentally conscious, murderous conspirators.
An electric composter is a lot like a couples counselor.
I love compost. I love hats. I love belts. I love fashion. NatureMill almost succeeds in pleasing me on all of those fronts. It's an in-home composter that takes trash in one end and produces a delicious organic humus out the other—that's humus not hummus. One is is a tasty chickpea dish, the other is a muddy…