New York architects propose to create islands from garbage

The original idea for the disposal of millions of tons of municipal solid waste was developed by architects Evan Erlebacher and André Guimond. To partially relieve the city's crowded landfills and incinerators, they proposed creating waste compost islands - Green Loaps.

The essence of the ambitious environmental project is as follows: the garbage collected in New York is transported instead of landfills to special coastal recycling points, where it is composted. That is, it turns into nutrient-rich soil, from which the islands will consist.

At the top of the island there will be public parks of 12 acres each, which will significantly increase the green space of the giant metropolis. Thanks to artificial islands, the amount of garbage will be reduced by almost a third, which corresponds to about 4 million tons per year.