This par k is a dump

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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

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