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New York City produces more than 14 million tonnes of rubbish – “trash”, if you must – every year. It’s a big, dirty problem, but one with a possibly very green solution in the form of the Green Loop project.
Created by NY-based design firm Present Architecture, this ambitious proposal aims to dot giant, floating compost centres around Manhattan’s waterways. The huge, high-tech silos would collect recyclable organic waste from surrounding boroughs to fertilise allotments and park land situated on their roofs. For nature-starved big city types this could add an extra 125 acres of green space, while cutting down on the pollution caused by the current refuse run to landfill sites outside of the city.
With New York mayor Bill de Blasio aiming to transform the city’s waterfronts by 2020, could this be the future of recycling in the Big Apple? Most likely not, but the idea’s certainly ripe for being used elsewhere. Presentarchitecture.com