100 NYC Eateries Sign on to Cut Down on Garbage

NEW YORK (AP) -

Some of New York City’s best-known restaurants are pledging to slash their trash.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday that more 100 eateries have agreed to use composting and other techniques to cut down their landfilled food waste by 50 percent.

They’ll start by auditing how much waste they generate, then work to slice that in half.

Food waste makes up one-third of the city’s 20,000 tons of daily garbage. Seventy percent of commercial food waste comes from restaurants.