Food waste can have a second life
What happens to all the oyster shells you shucked and left on your plate? When choosing your next spot for oyster happy hour, consider a restaurant or event that partners with the Billion Oyster Project, which collects oyster shells from participating venues. They’re cleaned and cured, seeded with oyster larvae in a nursery and eventually join the resurgent oyster population in New York Harbor. At least 19.5 million oysters have been grown in the harbor, and 1.05 acres of the dying reef area have been restored.