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Help Ensure #NYComposts
June 18, 2015
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On July 1st, the NYC Sanitation Dept will decide on whether to require all food businesses to compost. SMNYC believes wholeheartedly in the importance of composting to solve issues of food waste, improving our local ecology, and strengthening NYC (and the nation’s) food system as a whole.

Feel free to school yourself on the issues by reading the following articles:

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150607/SMALLBIZ/150609907/next-biz-mandate-compost

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/22/nyregion/with-compost-program-keeping-waste-from-going-to-waste.html?_r=0

http://www.bizjournals.com/newyork/news/2015/06/08/private-food-businesses-may-have-to-compost-scraps.html

We hope you’ll join in on contacting NYC’s officials about composting. Egg Restaurant has composed the following tweets with which you should use to promote this initiative.

@NYCSanitation Chefs & business owners support a sustainable food system, from seed to waste. Make sure #NYComposts food scraps citywide! 

 @NYCSanitation – we need to reduce food waste through composting.  Require that #NYComposts by expanding organic waste program citywide!

Let’s make sure our food waste goes to good use!  Tell @NYCSanitation to require foodservice composting citywide #NYComposts

 If you have ideas or any suggestions or input for this initiative, please reach out to Evan Hanczor, chef at Williamsburg’s Egg, at evan@pigandegg.com, who has initiated this important conversation.