This Campaign Aims to Turn Old Newspaper Boxes in Compost Collection Sites

By: Katherine Pendrill - Dec 3, 2015
References: nycompostbox & psfk
Graphic designer Debbie Ullman recently proposed the idea of turning old newspaper boxes into compost bins. For many city dwellers, composting is not an ingrained habit. This campaign seeks to encourage composting by making the collection sites significantly more attractive.

Until 2013, Ullman worked for the iconic newspaper 'The New York Daily News.' After leaving her position, she came up with an idea for putting old newspaper boxes to good use. Ullman designed a special compost receptacle with the punny moniker 'The New York Compost' written on the side. The humorous compost bin looks like just another newspaper box, which helps it blend into the urban environment.

As of right now, a number of Ullman's newsworthy compost bins have been placed around the city. The hope is that the bins will encourage consumers to make composting a regular habit and reduce the amount of food waste that is ending up in the trash.