The question came up at a dinner party a few weeks ago, just before Bloomberg announced his plan for mandatory composting. I was in the company of writers and lawyers -- grab-and-go people who don't get their hands dirty scrubbing beets for dinner. I held back my enthusiasm for the worms under my sink and the vegetable scraps in the freezer.
I wanted to win them over. Composting isn't just for cooks -- it's for anyone who throws out leftovers, stale bread, or pizza. It's for everyone. And everyone recycles plastic and paper, so what's stopping us from recycling food waste? Toss it in a bin, cover with some soil and newspaper, and let microorganisms go to work, turning food into fertilizer for your neighbor's garden. Or, take a more hands-off approach and freeze your scraps until you can deliver them to the Greenmarket, which delivers them to farms upstate.
Read on: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/food-politic/why-compost_b_3567964.html