New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

New NYC Textile Recycling Program Will Keep 200,000 Tons of Clothing Out of Landfills

Tired of schlepping your hand-me-downs all over town just to recycle them? You might not need to for much longer. City officials are teaming up with Housing Works, an organization dedicated to helping homeless people affected by HIV/AIDS, to create Refashion

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Screening and Discussion of “The Green Apple: Recycling”

Screening and Discussion of “The Green Apple: Recycling”

Come see NYC recycling in a completely new light it in this year’s Emmy Award winner in Environmental Programming. The screening of The Green Apple: Recycling, will be followed with by a presentation with OROE, who will be holding an interesting discussion

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Electronic Waste Recycling at the Festival of Ideas

Electronic Waste Recycling at the Festival of Ideas

The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an electronic waste (“e-waste”) recycling event at the Festival of Ideas for the New City in the Lower East Side to responsibly recycle unwanted or broken electronics from New York City residents.

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Film Biz Recycling

Film Biz Recycling

Film Biz Recycling is a nonprofit prop house where everything has been donated by movie studios, tv, or commercial productions. The founder, Eva Radke, who worked in the film business for 15 years, started Film Biz Recycling when she realized just how much

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Electronics Recycling at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn

Electronics Recycling at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at P.S. 29 in Brooklyn on April 30. Check out the list of acceptable so

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Forest Park Recycling Day Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

Forest Park Recycling Day Sponsored by Senator Joe Addabbo

Rain or shine, join State Senator Joe Addabbo for a huge recycling event at Forest Park in Queens! All are welcomed to bring clothing & textiles, electronics, confidential papers (shredded while you watch), and residential carpeting. Please click here

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Electronics Recycling at Van Cortland Park in The Bronx

Electronics Recycling at Van Cortland Park in The Bronx

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Van Cortlant Park on April 17. Check out the list of acceptable so

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Electronics Recycling at Tekserve

Electronics Recycling at Tekserve

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Tekserve in Chelsea on April 16. Check out the list of acceptable

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Electronics Recycling at Sunnyside Community Services

Electronics Recycling at Sunnyside Community Services

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event in Sunnyside, Queens on April 30. Check out the list of acceptable so

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New York State’s E-Waste Recycling Law Takes Effect Today

New York State’s E-Waste Recycling Law Takes Effect Today

Signed into law last year, New York State’s Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act takes effect today.

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Cigarette Filter Recycling Program Will Significantly Reduce Pollutants In NYC Landfills

Cigarette Filter Recycling Program Will Significantly Reduce Pollutants In NYC Landfills

While we usually think about premature deaths and second hand smoke when we think about the detrimental effects of cigarettes, one consequence that often gets overlooked is the toxic effect they have on the environment. New York City alone boasts a smoking

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Morningside Park

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Morningside Park

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event at Morningside Park on April 10. Check out the list of acceptable so you

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling in Staten Island

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling in Staten Island

It’s spring cleaning time! Collect your old, unwanted gadgets and recycled them the eco-friendly way to keep electronics out of the waste stream. Stop by this E-waste Recycling event in the Staten Island Mall on April 2. Check out the list of acceptable so

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LES Ecology Center E-Waste Recycling Program

LES Ecology Center E-Waste Recycling Program

The Lower East Side Ecology Center hosts E-Waste drop off events throughout the year in all five boroughs of New York City. You can bring your working and non-working electronic waste and they will dispose of it in an environmentally friendly manner — for

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling on the Upper East Side

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling on the Upper East Side

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way and keep electronics out of the waste stream at this E-waste Recycling on 62nd Street in the Upper East Side. Recyclers have the chance to win a MacBook Air and will receive coupons for Apple Mac, iPod,

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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling at Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way and keep electronics out of the waste stream at this E-waste Recycling at the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House.
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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at RING Garden

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at RING Garden

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way, keep electronics out of the waste stream at this E-waste Recycling at RING Garden in Inwood.
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LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at Habana Outpost

LES Ecology Center Electronics Recycling Event at Habana Outpost

Recycle your old, unwanted gadgets the eco-friendly way, keep electronics out of the waste stream and get a free green t-shirt from Tekserve at this E-waste Recycling at Habana Outpost in Brooklyn.

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Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

Central Park gets a new fleet of clean, green garbage carts

You’ve probably seen them buzzing around Central Park: those garbage carts used to pick up the park’s trash. Until now, those city employees in their carts have been puttering around 7 days a week, keeping the park clean, but emitting tons of carbon into the city’s atmosphere. But this week, a fleet of shiny new electric vehicles will descend on the park to help keep both it and the city’s air a bit cleaner.

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Curvaceous Ex of In House is a solar-powered guest residence aligned with the natural world

Curvaceous Ex of In House is a solar-powered guest residence aligned with the natural world

When buildings live with and mirror their natural environment, it is a feat like no other. The Ex House set in the forest of Rhinebeck, NY is just that. The net-zero artist residence designed by Stephen Holl Architects was conceived as an experimental a

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Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

Recycle your holiday tree while also helping homeless teens

As this year’s holiday season comes to a close, revelers will be able to do two good deeds in one fell swoop. Christmas Tree Brooklyn, which sells its trees online and in-person throughout New York City, offers its customers a chance to donate items a

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Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2017

Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2017

New Yorkers looking to recycle their Christmas trees after the holidays can do so the easy way at MulchFest 2015. On January 10th and 11th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the New York City Department of Sanitation and GreeNYC will be setting up their tree recycling

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Stop-N-Swap Bronx

Stop-N-Swap Bronx

Community “swaps” provide the perfect opportunity to find new homes for things you no longer need. By taking home items that you can use, you are also helping to prevent waste from production, packaging and transportation required to get new things. (no

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Hearst Tower celebrates 10th anniversary with new Foster + Partners exhibit

Hearst Tower celebrates 10th anniversary with new Foster + Partners exhibit

Manhattan’s Hearst Tower is the epitome of green design in New York City and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its opening, an exhibit on architect Norman Foster and his firm Foster + Partners is currently on display. The gallery, titled “Building

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“Trash Man” who wears all of his garbage is a walking, talking landfill

“Trash Man” who wears all of his garbage is a walking, talking landfill

Rob Greenfield is a self-described adventurer and environmentalist, and if you happen to spot him on the streets of New York, he may also introduce himself as the Trash Man. The 30-year-old activist will be just like everyone else in the city, shopping,

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