Citizens Committee believes New York City Council should consider allowing local restaurants and food businesses to prove their commitment to environmental stewardship, neighborhoods and customers by allowing them to give a portion of their food scraps to community compost sites rather than have them carted away to other states that are far away from the city.
You already give your dollars to local restaurants, coffee places and other food-related businesses; now ask them to support your community! Use your consumer power to help add local food businesses to the growing community composting movement.
2. Print out the FIRST page of the petition and take it with you the next time you buy coffee or food or a meal and ask the seller to go online and sign. Follow up with an email reminder, and send emails to businesses like your coffee shop, local beer maker and chocolate maker.
Please remind your to identify the name of the business when they sign so we can give them credit. I’m happy to report that superstar chef Mario Batali’s restaurant group got on the right side of the issue, with their name now on the petition.
Let our communities keep the benefits of organics recycling in and for the community. Let’s not have those millions of tons of food scraps continue to be hauled out to destinations way outside city limits.
Citizens Committee for New York City