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Anna Giordano's We Future Cycle is a recycling and composting program being used in eight school districts. (credit: Sean Adams/WCBS 880)

Stories From Main Street: Activist Mom Gets Westchester Schools On Board With Recycling

Anna Giordano started We Future Cycle, which is now in eight school districts.

01/12/2015

Experts say there are many ways to reuse your old Christmas tree in your garden. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Suggest Alternatives To Throwing Away Your Old Christmas Tree

Christmas trees served us well during the holidays, but in the New Year, they are invariably tossed to the curb and left to be picked up as trash.

01/05/2015

FILE - Christmas tree recycling in New York City. (Credit: CBS 2)

Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Monday In NYC

The Department of Sanitation will collect trees and turn them into compost starting Monday. The program will run through Friday, Jan. 16.

01/05/2015

All Electronics must be recycled in New York State beginning in 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

New NY State Law Requires Recycling Of Most Home, Personal Electronics

The electronics covered in the new law include computers, televisions, fax machines, VCRs, DVD players, printers/scanners, video game consoles, MP3 players, tablets and small servers.

01/01/2015

All Electronics must be recycled in New York State beginning in 2015. (Credit: CBS2)

Electronics Must Be Recycled Effective Jan. 1, 2015 Under NYS Law

As the dawn of 2015 arrives, New York state residents are reminded that new rules will be enacted for the disposing of electronics.

12/31/2014

A food cart worker fills a plastic foam take-out container with food for a customer in New York City on Dec. 19, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Group Demands Recycling Requirement For All Styrofoam In NYC

An environmental advocacy group on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to expand recycling requirements for polystyrene foam.

12/29/2014

Clothing donations will get shoppers a discount at Veda boutique in SoHo. (Credit: CBS2)

Many Retailers Offering Discounts For Donations To Charity

Black Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers great deals, and now, some companies are going one better.

11/27/2014

Sculpture created by New York-based artist Chakaia Booker for the Garment District Summer Public Art Series. (Credit: CBS 2)

A Look At Artist Chakaia Booker’s Garment District Art Installation

The annual Garment District Summer Public Art Series will be captivating audiences until November.

06/04/2014

Plastic bag (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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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City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department Stores

It gives new meaning to the four letter word “tote.” New Yorkers will have to shoulder the burden of bringing their own bags to a vast array of supermarkets and department stores — or pay a 10-cent fee for each and every bag — paper or plastic.

03/25/2014

FILE - New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC To Provide Curbside Pickup, Recycling Of Christmas Trees

Trees left out on the curb for pickup will be chipped and composted for city parks, gardens and ball fields.

12/26/2013

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Reusing Plastic, It’s Fantastic

Discover ways to reuse plastic items around your home that may also save you money and teach your children how to be resourceful.

12/23/2013

Brookhaven officials announced a $7 million deal to upgrade sorting technology at the town's recycling center. (credit; CBS 2)

High-Tech Additions To Make Recycling Easier in Brookhaven

Starting in 2014, Brookhaven, Long Island, homeowners will no longer have to check their calendars before putting out their recycling.

11/13/2013

Mayor Bloomberg launches new ‘Recycle Everything’ ad campaign and announces expansion of organic food waste recycling pilot, July 29, 2013.
(credit: Spencer T Tucker/mayor's office)

City Launches Information Campaign To Expand Food Recycling

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the launch of the “Recycle Everything” ad campaign. The aim is to expand the city’s organic food waste recycling program. As WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported, […]

07/29/2013

Food scraps (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Bloomberg Poised To Expand Food Scrap Composting Plan

In the coming years, New York City is looking at building a plant that would turn table scraps and egg shells into biogas to generate electricity.

06/17/2013

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