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New York City Mayor Proposes Composting Mandate For Hotels, Arenas, Large Food Businesses

Hotels, arenas and large-scale restaurants would be required to separate food waste from regular trash under a proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

The new regulation would apply to restaurants in hotels with more than 150 rooms, vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people, food manufacturers with a floor area of at least 25,000 square feet and wholesalers with at least 20,000 square feet.

Requiring these businesses to start composting their organic-food waste is a step toward achieving "zero waste" in landfills by 2030, the mayor said.

Continue reading at Crain's New York Business

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