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Green New Yorkers Rejoice! Mayor Bloomberg to Announce Start of Rigid Plastics Recycling in NYC

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On April 24, 2013 @ 12:04 pm In Infrastructure,Recycling and Composting | No Comments

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New Yorkers who’ve found themselves majorly annoyed [2] that the city would not accept salad containers, plastic fast food boxes and other rigid plastics for recycling are in for some good news today. This afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg is expected to announce the expansion of NYC’s recycling [3] program to include all rigid plastics. The hope is that the move will not only allow more materials to be recycled going forward but it will also eliminate much of the confusion about which kinds of plastics to wash and put in the recycling bin and which to simply throw away. Stay tuned for more information about this important development as it comes in.

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[1] Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-52010593/stock-photo-containers-plastic-transparency-and-film-with-food-fruit-and-vegetable.html?src=Ve-vFonXSJ_tyrH7vkGKTQ-1-9

[2] majorly annoyed: http://inhabitat.com/green-rant-why-wont-nyc-recycle-plastic/

[3] recycling: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/recycling-and-composting/

[4] Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-52010602/stock-photo-containers-plastic-transparency-and-film-with-food-fruit-and-vegetable.html?src=Ve-vFonXSJ_tyrH7vkGKTQ-1-7

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