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Composting Food Waste Is an Act of Resistance

My grandmother taught me the power of sustainable living — even when it’s inconvenient

Illustration of three Black hands reaching towards soil.
Illustration: Chelsea Charles

My grandmother, Florestine “Flo” Wallace, taught me how to repurpose anything. Even the little things. Those giant Country Crock butter tubs made perfect popcorn bowls. Planters peanut cans became used cooking oil containers and bulk jars that…

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Jesi Taylor Cruz

Jesi Taylor Cruz

NYC-based philosophy graduate student whose work covers Genocide Studies, Repro + Enviro Justice, Discard Studies, and Political Ecology of Waste. @moontwerk