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December 21, 2011 12:00 AM

913 | Changing rules, composting and getting past the 'ick' factor

Ever find yourself suddenly obsessed with something that had held only marginal interest to you up until that point? That happened to me one day last spring as I was tossing some food scraps into the garbage. I glanced down at our kitchen trash container and saw how much of it was filled with biodegradable material that we were about to cinch into a plastic bag for transport to a landfill, where in all likelihood it would simply rot inside that plastic bag, just like countless tons of other food scraps sealed up in similar plastic bags.

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