Present Architecture has proposed a plan to build artificial composting islands off the coast of New York City in an attempt to alleviate some of the city’s current waste management issues.

The “Green Loop” composting stations would act as a double-duty solution, processing waste in an eco-friendly way while an elevated second level acts as parkland for local residents.

The parkland would be large enough to accommodate anything from educational facilities and neighborhood gardens to cross-country skiing in the winter.

Present Architecture predicts the Green Loop waste management system could deal with at least 30 per cent of the city’s 14 million tons of trash every year.

The proposal was submitted as part of the Vision 2020 plan to build a Comprehensive Waterfront for NYC.

Courtesy Gizomdo and Present Architecture