Mayor De Blasio Unveils Aggressive Plan To Reduce New York City Waste 90 Percent By 2030The plan includes an overhaul of the city's recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council's plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags.
UWS Recycling Bins Not Working Out Exactly As PlannedAdding recycling barrels to Upper West Side street corners seemed like a good idea, but it hasn't worked out exactly as planned.
Stories From Main Street: Activist Mom Gets Westchester Schools On Board With RecyclingAnna Giordano started We Future Cycle, which is now in eight school districts.
Experts Suggest Alternatives To Throwing Away Your Old Christmas TreeChristmas 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.
Christmas Tree Recycling Program Begins Monday In NYCThe Department of Sanitation will collect trees and turn them into compost starting Monday. The program will run through Friday, Jan. 16.
New NY State Law Requires Recycling Of Most Home, Personal ElectronicsThe 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.
Electronics Must Be Recycled Effective Jan. 1, 2015 Under NYS LawAs the dawn of 2015 arrives, New York state residents are reminded that new rules will be enacted for the disposing of electronics.
Group Demands Recycling Requirement For All Styrofoam In NYCAn environmental advocacy group on Monday called on Mayor Bill de Blasio and city agencies to expand recycling requirements for polystyrene foam.
Many Retailers Offering Discounts For Donations To CharityBlack Friday and Cyber Monday offer consumers great deals, and now, some companies are going one better.
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.
New York City Council Considers Shopping Bag Fee LegislationThe 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.
City Council Calls For New Yorkers To Bring Own Bags To Supermarkets, Department StoresIt 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.