Tag: Recycling of Waste Materials

The Feud Between Trump and New York

[Want to get New York Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.] It’s Friday. We’re off on Monday for Presidents’ Day. Weather: Today, expect a high in the low 30s and a biting wind, but the sun is back for the long weekend. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Monday (Presidents’ Day). ImageCredit…Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times […]

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Nothing Says ‘I Love You’ Like Secondhand Roses

Roses on Valentine’s Day don’t seem like such a kind gesture when you think about them getting shipped to the city on cargo planes from Ecuador, or decomposing in landfills and converting to methane gas. So what’s a climate-conscious romantic to do? Consider the case of Leatal Cohen, an idealistic young florist and the owner […]

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Federal Bill Seeks to Make Companies Responsible for Plastic Waste

Recycle that plastic bottle. Drink from a reusable water bottle. Stop eating from foam takeout containers. Solutions to the plastic waste problem are often described in terms of what consumers can do to help. But federal legislation, set to be introduced by two Democrats in Congress on Tuesday, would shift responsibility to the industries producing […]

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Your Foam Coffee Cup Is Fighting for Its Life

MASON, Mich. — The Dart Container Corporation, by some measures, is an American success story. The family-owned business was co-founded in Michigan by a World War II veteran with a triple major in mathematics, engineering and metallurgy, and it developed products that, in no small way, helped fuel the modern economy. Dart makes, by the […]

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7 Reasons Recycling Isn’t Working in New York City

If you are a New Yorker and sort your recycling at home, as city law mandates, you probably wonder, as you rinse bottles and stack junk mail and scrub yogurt containers: Does all this effort make a difference? Well, yes, but not nearly as much as it could. New York City recycles only about a […]

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