Block Island Times

A quest to reduce the island’s waste

The back of Jamie Johnston’s McPick truck is filled with bulging trash bags, taken from 34 vacation homes from around the island. This is the trash that has been left behind by the renters. Johnston’s business is to pick up the trash and take it to the transfer station.
During the past few years, Johnston has been noticing what he considered to be an upsetting  trend: bags filled with perfectly good, unused, untouched food that was simply going to be tossed out, along with leftover food scraps that could be used as composting material.

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