New York City produces over 14 million tons of trash every year. A plan to build artificial composting islands off the coast has been proposed to reduce the city’s waste management issues.

Each year, New York City spends more than $300 million dollars transporting trash to out-of-state landfills, resulting in high levels of traffic, noise pollution, and greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, once waste goes to landfill sites, it rots and produces more greenhouse gases. The Green Loop…