New York City’s Mayor de Blasio just committed to a green recovery that prioritizes equity, fairness, and the climate crisis. Composting, which creates green jobs, supports local food production, and increases environmental equity, should fit squarely within this mission. Yet, in this year’s crisis budget, the city cut all funding for organic waste collection.
The system needs a redesign, so the city can affordably collect all organic waste, transforming an inequitable problem into a valuable resource.
See full Op-Ed in City Limits
Natural systems evolve to be closed-loop and waste-free. Human ones should take a cue from nature.
The Zero Waste Design Guidelines look at the role design has to play in achieving New York City’s goal of sending zero waste to landfill by 2030.
New York Times Real Estate Section: A new exhibition looks at how buildings can make recycling easier.
As the season of steaming garbage piles sets in, New York’s Center for Architecture is urging designers to implement a more circular approach to waste.
A talk with Clare Miflin, one of the authors of NYC’s Zero Waste Design Guidelines.
New guidelines show how to make recycling and composting easier
The Zero Waste Design Guidelines tackles an often-ignored sustainability and urban design challenge: how to collect, sort, and dispose of trash.
A team of architects and planners has set out to prove that heaps of waste aren’t an immutable part of a city’s topography.