Wesley Low

  • This is a map of the food scrap drop-off locations in NYC, which include subway stations (convenient if you’re on your way to work or school), farmers markets and other interesting places.

    • This is a great map Wesley, and a helpful source of information!

    • This is an informative article. I’m glad to have a food scrap drop-off site in my neighborhood which I go to to drop off my scraps during the weekends, and sometimes to the one in Union Square when I’m around the city. Thanks for sharing!

    • I live in College Point and unfortunately our closest drop off site is in Kissena Blvd, Flushing. Nonetheless, it is a few stops on the Q65 away. I found it interesting that some drop off sites are in locations I wouldn’t think to check, like a subway station. I do think there should be more drop off sites at/near each CUNY because there are a lot of students and professors eating on campus and could participate. For example, the nearest drop off site from Queens College is the same one from College Point which is about a 20min bus ride or 15 min drive. Not a long commute, but would still probably be more efficient to have one on/near campus. Interesting article!

  • This is good news of course. It is true that consumers’ desires have the power to influence stores. I too, assumed it was just talking about plastic bags. It is hard to imagine eliminating all plastic containers in the store. Trader Joe’s uses paper shopping bags though. Which is worse, paper or plastic? The ideal thing is to encourage people to…[Read more]

  • Rising housing costs may be inevitable if more and more people move to the nation’s most populated city. But then it may taper off as people leave and high costs of living discourage additional people from coming here. Like a negative feedback cycle.
    Talking about costs of living, Hawaii is notorious because everything needs to be shipped there.

  • This video is a great introduction to the concept of separating organic waste and the composting process that follows. Perhaps some students were not aware of the existence of food scrap drop-offs (some are […]

    • This was a really interesting video and is really making me rethink some of my choices. Although this may seem like an inconvenience to some people, it is definitely an easy way to make a difference. In the city you can get a bin from sanitation and have it picked up right at your front door. If thats not easy enough there are 60 drop off locations in NYC. I think the most interesting part is how the compost is then given back to NYC or its residents to rebuild city soil. If composting can make a difference long term it seems that maybe this shouldn’t be voluntary and should perhaps start to become obligatory.

    • Very interesting to see where the food scraps go on a larger scale. I have my own compost bin in my yard and I’ve wondered how a citywide compost would work. I think it is great that they’re giving the compost back to residents. It shows people that doing something simple and easy like sending in their food scraps actually can make a difference and benefit them again, getting second uses out of items that would otherwise have been sent to the landfill.

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