Mexico City Composts Food Scraps

In 2011, Mexico City started their organics recycling program, whereby all organics are to be composted rather than going to landfill. One of their composting sites increased production from 200 tonnes per day of mostly greenwaste to more than 2600 tonnes per day of mostly foodwaste! Its a big learning curve, but I am proud of Mexico City. They made the decision, and they are doing it!

In the photograph below, you can see some of the organic waste, with some of the completed compost in the lower right. The target for the compost is to improve agricultural production around Mexico City.

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