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The saying, “one person’s trash is another person’s treasure” holds true for the business one woman from New York created. Vivian Lin was a successful architect. Then, last May, with the pandemic, New York canceled compost collections to save money. “When food scraps get sent to landfills, they produce methane gas, which is harmful to the environment,” Lin said.  So, she quit her job as an architect and started Groundcycle, a company that picks up organic material from homes and puts it into the back of a minivan. The company sorts it and gets it to farmers who need it. She knew that farmers love organic trash. “When all this stuff gets properly processed, it turns into this nutrient rich fertilizer. It’s a beautiful cycle,” Lin said.

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