Join Brookfield Place x ThinkZero in creating a more sustainable world!

From 4/18-4/22, be sure to compost your leftover lunch in our designated bins at Hudson Eats!

  • Did you know that food waste is almost 35% of the waste stream in NYC. 
  • By composting, you can help divert that valuable material from landfills.

What is Composting

Composting is the natural process of recycling organic matter, such as leaves and food scraps, into a valuable fertilizer that can enrich soil and plants.  Fondly referred to by farmers as “black gold,” compost is rich in nutrients and can be used for gardening, horticulture, and agriculture.

Composting Basics

All composting requires three basic ingredients:

  • Browns – This includes materials such as dead leaves, branches, and twigs.
  • Greens – This includes materials such as grass clippings, vegetable waste, fruit scraps, and coffee grounds.
  • Water – Having the right amount of water, greens, and browns is important for compost development.

Benefits of Composting

  • Reduces waste that is sent to landfill
  • Reduces methane emissions from landfill and lowers your carbon footprint
  • Enriches soil, helping retain moisture and suppress plant diseases and pests.
  • Reduces the need for chemical fertilizers.
  • Encourages the production of beneficial bacteria and fungi that break down organic matter to create humus, a rich nutrient-filled material.

How to Compost at Home

  • Collect your food waste in a separate bin with lid (you can store on your counter)
  • 1-2x a week drop off in the compost collection bin – in NYC search for a drop off location or sign up for a pick-up service
  • It is that simple!

 

Visit ThinkZero’s Site to learn more about the work they do.