Durst expanding composting program at office properties

So far, 100 companies, or 70% of tenants, are on board

TRD New York /
Jun.June 13, 2016 09:18 AM

The Durst family doesn’t just want to make green, it wants to be it too.

The firm is expanding its composting program to nearly all its New York office buildings. So far, 100 companies, nearly 70 percent of the company’s commercial tenants, have decided to take part, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Composting significantly reduces the amount of food waste that goes into landfills, where it creates the powerful greenhouse gas methane. The Dursts rolled out a pilot program in 2013 at the Helena rental tower at 601 West 57th Street.

It’s been expanding that program in stages ever since. The company, which owns and operates about 13 million square feet of office space in the city, delivered about 155 tons of compost to a farm it operates upstate. That represents about 20 percent of the waste generated by its commercial buildings. [WSJ] Ariel Stulberg

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