pizza crusts-Tom Lawrence-Flickr-CCA new pilot project at a Brooklyn wastewater treatment plant will use discarded food scraps to generate biogas, keep New Yorkers warm, and reduce climate-warming emissions to the atmosphere.

In the pilot program, New York is collecting food waste, such as half-eaten bagels and pizza crusts from cafeterias in the city’s schools, and trucking it to a plant in Brooklyn, where it will eventually be generating enough heat for more than 5,000 homes.

Eventually, the plant will be able to process around 500 tons of food waste per day, which represents about 15% of the organic trash in the city.

(READ the story from Fast CoExist)

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