Though we may be people against dirty, we do make one
exception for the grimy stuff…compost! A family of happy, well-fed
worms resides in our 3rd floor kitchen, and chomps the day away while
the rest of us work.
Much to our delight, our hunky San Francisco mayor has just made sure that we’re not the only ones reveling in green bin fun. Gavin Newsom signed a new law that mandates composting across the city and county of San Francisco.
While worm-haters will eventually be fined for not
separating out their food scraps, the city will first spread the
message through an educational campaign. Seems like a cool way to put
the carrot before the stick. We’ll be on the lookout for pizza boxes
that instruct the masses to recycle a clean box and compost a greasy
box (see Gavin’s demo piece above). As if the boxes are ever grease
The good people of San Francisco already have much to be proud of – our fair city already diverts 72 percent of waste bound for landfills to recycling and composting programs. The new pro-worm, anti-methane law will hopefully help the city meet its 2020 goal of sending zero waste to landfill. And you wonder where we get our inspiration from.
Gavin Newsom image credit: John Cote/The Chronicle, SFGate.com