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Soiled plans

Soiled plans

Community composters grapple with an endless supply of food scraps, but limited demand

For years, a passerby could identify the Brooklyn recycling center Sure We Can by sound alone — the soft tinkling of cans and bottles collected from the city streets and the boisterous voices of the people who collected them.

But for much of 2016, the non-profit sorting spot and de facto community center in Bushwick may have been just as identifiable by smell. In the back of the lot, behind the walls of Coca-Cola cans and vibrant murals by local artists, was a big, brown, 10-foot pile of organic waste, steaming and sweating even in the chill of early winter. More…

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Q+A Louis Masai

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Dumpster dumplings

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Soiled plans

Soiled plans

Community composters grapple with an endless supply of food scraps, but limited demand

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The American chestnut tree has a good shot at making a comeback

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Becoming earthquake country

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