New Yorker Article: How South Korea Is Composting Its Way to Sustainability

New Yorker Illustration about composting

"Trash is new. During the nineteenth century, New York was dirty but much of its garbage consisted of leftovers and scraps and other items to reuse. Sunday’s roast became Monday’s hash; Monday’s bread became Wednesday’s bread pudding. Pigs roamed the streets, eating old lettuce and radish tops. “Swill children” went from house to house, collecting food scraps that they sold to farmers as fertilizer and animal feed. Bones became glue. Old grease was turned into tallow candles, or mixed with ashes to make soap. Disposable packaging was almost nonexistent."


Credits: Article by Illustration by Giacomo Gambineri

Alabama Sawyer has been making the most beautiful compost bins since 2014 and we have shipped 100s to New York City. So, some folks in New York City are definitely trying.

Noaway Countertop Compost Bin by Alabama Sawyer in Solid Wood

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