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  •  Hey, don't leave out Seattle (4+ / 0-)

    My former current hometown (for just over 10 years), which has a pretty damn serious recycling and composting program (and banned plastic bags the day before I left it). My last 4-5 years there my building switched to composting per city code and while it felt kind of weird initially I took to it quickly and couldn't imagine going back. It's not just good for the environment and a great way to make good use of scraps, but it reduced trips to the garbage and recycling room and made my kitchen smell better since the organic stuff got put in a sealed container. I also stopped using plastic bags years before it became mandatory. Now I'm back in NYC where they don't do any of these things.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 09:19:43 PM PST

    •  definitely Seattle! (3+ / 0-)
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      I commented earlier how I love it that every time I post about SF composting & recycling so many Seattle folks come out in defense of their lovely city. I was up there last summer and saw lots of recycling and composting. Not sure how comprehensive the food scrap composting program is up there at this point, but if they're working on making SF the new #2, I say go for it!

      You don’t want to be victimized by your lesser talents. - Gary Snyder

      by citisven on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 10:14:38 PM PST

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      •  The New #2 (1+ / 0-)
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        Love it!

        Surely an upcoming Portlandia skit!

        A show, which, btw, having living in Seattle and visited both Portland and SF, I believe mocks the greater PNW in ways that strike me as all too accurate. Now if only someone took a similar hammer to my once and now again hometown of NYC, which absolutely BEGS to be mocked in so many ways!

        Arrest that man! He's carrying an oversized soda drink in public!

        But I digress.

        "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

        by kovie on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:12:03 AM PST

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