NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City real estate company is putting tossed and half-eaten lunches from its buildings to good use.
The Durst Organization plans to spend up to $1 million to turn food waste into fertilizer for green rooftops on its buildings.
The Wall Street Journal reports that the food waste would come from the kitchens and pantries of Durst's 11 Manhattan properties. They include One Bryant Park, One World Trade Center and Four Times Square.
The discarded food is carted to an upstate compost farm in Dutchess County and turned into fertilizer. The compost is then brought back to the city to be used on the company's green roofs.
By spring, Durst will have installed green roofs on eights of its buildings.