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New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee Legislation

The 10-cent carry out bag fee would apply to markets and bodegas, street vendors selling fruit, vegetables and general merchandise and retail stores including clothing, drug and department stores.

03/26/2014

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What’s Best For The Environment: Do This, Not That

When trying to determine what is best for the environment, there are several options we are faced with. Here are some helpful and simple pointers to lead a greener lifestyle.

12/09/2013

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Boards To Be Eliminated On 5 Blocks Of Coney Island Boardwalk

Five blocks of the Coney Island boardwalk will soon no longer be made of boards.

12/17/2012

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CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

CT St. Sen. Wants Nickel Tax On ALL Grocery Bags

01/18/2011

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NY Research Group Cautions Parents About Toy Safety

Choking hazards and toxic chemicals are among the dangers outlined in the New York Public Interest Research Group’s “Trouble in Toyland” report.

11/23/2010

UConn Main Campus Now On Single-Stream Recycling

The days of sorting metal, plastic and other recycling items into separate bins are over on the University of Connecticut’s flagship campus.

11/20/2010

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Recycling Advocates: Expanded Bottle Bill A Success

State and national recycling advocates are hailing the first year of New York’s expanded bottle deposit law as a success.

11/03/2010

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Will Westchester Co. Expand Recycling Program?

Westchester residents may soon recycle more than soda bottles.

09/13/2010

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Consumer: Debunking Myths About Going ‘Green’

NEW YORK (CBS) ― More and more Americans are incorporating “green” elements into their daily lives, but myths about what’s really eco-friendly are misleading some people. Now, one New York City company is trying to […]

07/23/2010

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Consumer: Debunking Myths About Going 'Green'

NEW YORK (CBS) ― More and more Americans are incorporating “green” elements into their daily lives, but myths about what’s really eco-friendly are misleading some people. Now, one New York City company is trying to […]

07/23/2010