Tag: recycling

Map: Where Are the Trashiest New Yorkers?

by | 2.6.2014 at 1:35pm
NYC Trash Map

No, not that kind of trashy – we’re talking here about what New York City neighborhoods produce the most municipal solid waste per person.

Clothing and Textile Recycling in New York City

by | 6.6.2012 at 1:45pm | 3 Comments
GrowNYC's booth at the Columbia University Greenmarket

Many of us have clothing, accessories, and linens that we haven’t used in years. Instead of letting them take up valuable storage space in your home, help them find a second home through recycling.

Composter Puts College Food Waste in Its Place

by | 4.10.2012 at 10:26am | 1 Comment
The “Rocket,” a food composter in Ruggles Hall at Columbia, is the result of three years of student efforts to start recycling food waste. Photo: Melissa von Mayrhauser

Columbia has welcomed a composting machine to campus, a first at a New York City university. Accepting food scraps, such as banana peels, coffee grounds and egg shells, the composter will provide a way to recycle the urban campus’s food waste while also serving as an educational tool.

What Happens to All That Plastic?

by | 1.31.2012 at 12:14pm | 22 Comments
Photo credit: Ars Electronica

Today Americans discard about 33.6 million tons of plastic each year, but only 6.5 percent of it is recycled and 7.7 percent is combusted in waste-to-energy facilities. What happens to all the rest of it?

E-Waste Recycling Day

by | 1.10.2012 at 5:30pm | 2 Comments

Join the E-Waste Recycling event on January 22, 2012 from 10:00am-4:00pm at two west side locations near Central Park.