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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg earlier this week announced a plan to bring food composting to a bigger swath of city residents, a push that is the latest in a cluster of recycling initiatives put forth by Bloomberg during his final year in office. It also places America’s most populous city in the middle of the nation’s ongoing expansion of composting.
China no longer wants to receive garbage from other countries. As a result, enhanced import inspections by Chinese customs officials have led to severe recycling market confusion worldwide, especially for shippers of recovered paper and plastics.
Houston will get $1 million from the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a competition that awards cash prizes to ideas aimed at solving urban problems, to fund its controversial project to recover and process recycling in the city.