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Occupants underestimate compostables by 51%

Before installing composting stations, the Compost Collection @ NYU Wagner team did a waste characterization study to baseline the current waste stream being landfilled.  As you can read the Mid Term report, they found that 65% of the waste stream in Wagner's academic space at the Puck Building is actually compostable. The team also surveyed building occupants, who estimated that just 14% of their daily waste is compostable - underestimating by about 50%! 


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