Monday, July 6, 2009

here's the dirt

Take a look-see! method has gone composting! Word, if only I could get my office to sincerely make an attempt at recycling their plastic water bottles (or hey, not buy water bottles at ALL!) But as one employee at my office likes to (jokingly?) say: "More trash for Mother Earth! Fill'er up!" Yeah, I'm working an uphill battle here, folks.

Anyway, over on their (oh you know by now) official method people against dirty blog, the word of the day is composting!

"Though we may be people against dirty, we do make one exception for the grimy stuff…compost! A family of happy, well-fed worms resides in our 3rd floor kitchen, and chomps the day away while the rest of us work.

Much to our delight, our hunky San Francisco mayor has just made sure that we’re not the only ones reveling in green bin fun. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that mandates composting across the city and county of San Francisco.

While worm-haters will eventually be fined for not separating out their food scraps, the city will first spread the message through an educational campaign. Seems like a cool way to put the carrot before the stick. We’ll be on the lookout for pizza boxes that instruct the masses to recycle a clean box and compost a greasy box (see Gavin’s demo piece above). As if the boxes are ever grease free.

The good people of San Francisco already have much to be proud of – our fair city already diverts 72 percent of waste bound for landfills to recycling and composting programs. The new pro-worm, anti-methane law will hopefully help the city meet its 2020 goal of sending zero waste to landfill. And you wonder where we get our inspiration from.
- Katie S."


Wow! The part that really stands out to me is "(the) law will hopefully help the city meet its 2020 goal of sending zero waste to landfill." That's BIG! But uh, how does that work exactly? I mean, can you compost couches, and razor blades? I'm not sure what they mean when they say zero waste to landfills. Anyone with more information, let me know! I'm really curious! Comment away!

Does this mean method lust's next eco-challenge should be composting? I've always shied away from this. It just seems foreign to me. And confusing. All I know is there are worms involved. That live in containers. LOL Perhaps I should become a little more compost knowledgeable! I'll get back to you on this one!

Do you compost? Love it? Hate it? Tell us!

1 comment:

kaoticorchid said...

We're just getting our happy little worm farm started ourselves! We've got the place for them ready to go and one of our friends is giving us the worm eggs for our vermicompost for free! Unfortunately we have to wait for the worms to lay eggs now.

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