From Our Editors
In 2010, Americans discarded nearly 33 million tons of fruits, egg shells, coffee grounds, and other compostable items, but only 2.8% of it was composted. The rest clogged landfills across the country. Curbside Compostables wants next year's stats to reflect a shift in the way Americans deal with biodegradable scraps. That's why its staff doles out compost buckets to its customers and returns on a weekly or biweekly basis for pickup when those bins are full of accepted compostables. And then they drop them off at Green Cycle, which converts the refuse to earth-nourishing compost.