Residents strive to change attitudes

Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 06/26/2008

Karin Tome of Brunswick practices what she preaches when it comes to creating as little waste as possible. In the Tome kitchen, separate bins are used for empty soda cans, paper and cardboard. Coffee grounds are kept in a white jar to be dumped in a black composting machine outside. Inside, tiny red wiggler worms feast on raw fruit and vegetable scraps in a plastic tub. The worms turn the food waste into a rich, dark soil that will be used for flower bedding. Tome, her husband, and their two sons use only one can for trash that cannot be recycled or composted.