B R A N Y - N Y C
Buy Recycled Alliance of New York City
A program of the New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse & Recycling (NYSAR3- Region 2)
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Expanded Plastics Recycling in the City
Beginning last April, New York City residents were able to place all rigid plastics in their recycling bins. It was predicted at the time that the change would keep some 50,000 tons of material out of the landfills and save taxpayers almost $600,000 in export costs each year. Our first program of 2014 will feature a discussion on the actual impact the expansion has had on the residential recycling program thus far. Our speakers will include Bridget Anderson, Director of the Recycling Unit in the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling at the NYC Department of Sanitation, who will recap how the expansion came about and the goals of the expanded program, and Tom Outerbridge, General Manager for Sims Municipal Recycling, which manages all NYC curbside metal, glass and plastic under a contract with the Department of Sanitation. Tom will discuss the impact the expansion has had on the Sims operation and the general state of plastic recycling markets. We will also have an opportunity to discuss the recently enacted legislation that will restrict the sale of single service food items packaged in expanded polystyrene. Foam plastics, plastic bags, and plastic film were not included in the plastics recycling program expansion.
(Note that the meeting is on a Tuesday, rather than our normal Wednesday.)
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
9:30 am - 12:00 noon
hosted by the US Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
290 Broadway, Room 27D (just north of City Hall in Lower Manhattan)
(Take the N or R train to City Hall or the 2 or 3 train to Park Place or the A, C or E to Chambers/World Trade Center or the 4, 5 or 6 to Brooklyn Bridge. Bring a picture ID and empty pockets of metal - security can be tight.)
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