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Onsite Worm Composting

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Idaho lounge becomes first restaurant in continental US to practice vermicomposting.

Vermicomposting, or worm composting, is a very good idea for restaurants who want to reduce their waste and turn it into a valuable resource. It's especially useful because, unlike traditional composting methods, the process is completely odorless and therefore very practical in a restaurant setting. In Boise, Idaho, eco-restaurateur Dave Krick feeds 200,000 extra diners living in his......read more

SHFT Sampler 4-15-11

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Concentrated solar gets a boost from Google, recycled flip-flops make colorful housewares, marijuana isn't so green, and more.

Grab Your Shades: The future looks bright for concentrated solar power. Google announced a $168 million investment in Brightsource Energy's Ivanpah Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert, which will be the largest concentrated solar plant in the world. (via GOOD) Fancy Footwork: Dutch designer Diederik Schneemann crafted a colorful collection of vases and lamps made from recycled flip-flops found......read more

NYC Recycling Project Aims to Separate Organic Waste

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Food scraps diverted from landfill to composting sites

Constance Rosenblum for The New York Times: They aren’t what you might think of as typical sanitation workers, but Haley Rogers and Lisa Brunie-McDermott, two Sanitation Department employees, are women with a mission: to persuade New Yorkers to separate orange peels, eggshells and other organic waste from the rest of their trash. Ms. Rogers and Ms. Brunie-McDermott, both on the cusp of......read more

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