Through scheme, low-income families exchange compostable rubbish for fresh food

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Mexico City's Mercado du Trueque has already seen residents swap their rubbish for food, and now a similar scheme is launching in New York. Hello Compost wants to encourage composting by offering low-income families credits for fresh produce in return for their organic waste, using gamification as an incentive. Getting households to separate their recyclable matter is one struggle, but asking them to also compost their organic rubbish is entirely another issue – not least because its smelly and messy. Hello Compost aims to make the process much easier, as well as offering rewards to those that join the program.…

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