"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…

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NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

NYC expands organics composting collection to reach nearly 1M residents

New Yorkers will be seeing a lot more brown refuse containers around the city, as the sanitation department expands its curbside pickup of organic waste to serve nearly one million…

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5,000 old toilets will soon be home to 50,000 new oysters in NYC

5,000 old toilets will soon be home to 50,000 new oysters in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in partnership with the Billion Oyster Project, today announced that a project is underway that will see the…

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One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of NYC's largest trees is reborn as sustainable custom furniture

One of the largest trees in New York is a European Elm tree that grew in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, with a diameter measuring a whopping 89 inches. The tree, originally planted in…

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New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

New law requires NYC big businesses to compost food waste

Big businesses will have to compost food waste in the Big Apple.

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Could fermentation be the solution to NYC's food waste woes?

Could fermentation be the solution to NYC's food waste woes?

“This type of composting is popular in permaculture and with homesteaders, but it’s very low-tech. We’ve made it high-tech, borrowing principles and technologies from brewing and…

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Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Governors Island recycled adventure playground meets fundraising goal to support 'free play' for NYC kids

Play:groundNYC has already raised over $16,000 in crowdfunding pledges toward a $25,000 goal to fund its "adventure playground” on Governors Island in Manhattan. The unique play area…

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Kim Markel's popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

Kim Markel's popsicle-colored recycled chairs and accessories inject a bubbly burst of fun into any room

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NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

NYC to triple food waste compost program in 2017 to reach a million residents

In general, when you hear about food waste in the news, it’s a bad thing. However, NYC announced some good news on the subject this week as the city unveiled its plan to triple its…

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Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

Will NYC finally implement a plastic bag surcharge by Earth Day?

“Last year, we said bag fees by Earth Day,” Council Member Brad Lander told Gotham Gazette, shortly before an unrelated committee hearing at City Hall. “I’m saying it again. Bag…

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Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing

Brooklyn artist wears discarded Christmas trees as clothing

Related: Via Timeout Photographs via Mary Ivy Martin

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Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

Did you know that you can get a free clothing recycling bin for your building?

http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/zerowaste/residents/re-fashionyc.shtml

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Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Pizza boxes recycled from Staten Island trash let you eat out of the garbage

Even people who have never visited New York (yes, they exist) are aware of the city’s deep and passionate love affair with pizza. And everyone is aware that pizza comes in boxes.…

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Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Rockefeller Center Christmas tree will be recycled as lumber for Habitat for Humanity homes

Related: “The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a gift that keeps giving." said Jonathan Reckford, CEO of Habitat for Humanity International. "It brings joy to people during the…

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Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

Recycle your Christmas tree at MulchFest 2016

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…

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Keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter by donating your used coats

Keep a fellow New Yorker warm this winter by donating your used coats

90% of NYC's homeless will rely on a donated coat this winter to keep from freezing. If you have outerwear to spare, give a fellow New Yorker the gift of warmth by donating it to the…

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Compost your Halloween jack-o'-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Compost your Halloween jack-o'-lanterns at Pumpkin Smash 2015

Ray Villafane's zombie pumpkin at the New York Botanical Garden in 2012. Wondering what to do with your jack-o-lanterns and decorative pumpkins after the Halloween festivities are…

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DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

DIY: Make this iconic Chrysler Building Halloween costume

Originally published in October 2012 Celebrate the spirit of New York City and crown yourself as a DIY rock star by making this kick-ass Chrysler Building costume! If you’ve got…

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Art of Board's recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy's Herald Square

Art of Board's recycled skateboard tiles enliven Macy's Herald Square

A colorful installation of eco-interior design has taken residence at Macy’s on 34th Street in Herald Square. Sustainable design company Art of Board has installed their signature…

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How to score a high-end recycled dream kitchen on a tiny budget

How to score a high-end recycled dream kitchen on a tiny budget

Home renovations tend to require a substantial chunk of change, and kitchens are usually where a good deal of the dough is dropped. The good news for tri-state area residents is that…

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Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

Bender Bound repurposes old books with a boozy surprise inside

+ Booze Books Kickstarter "Our books pay homage to some of the literary greats while instilling a bit of rebellion by helping our customers hide alcohol in plain sight." Kevin…

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New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

New proposal calls for NYC commercial food vendors to separate organic waste to keep it out of dumps

All food service establishments in hotels with 150 or more rooms All food service vendors in arenas and stadiums with seating capacity of at least 15,000 people Food manufacturers…

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Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

Nearly 3 million pounds of clothing recycled by the UWVC in NY last year

New York City’s United War Veterans Council Recycling Program has announced its triumph of recycling a whopping 2.9 million pounds of clothing and household goods in 2014. The…

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will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

will.i.am launches roll-out of EKOCYCLE recycled bottle sheets across W Hotel rooms around the world

W Hotels Worldwide, will.i.am and The Coca-Cola Company Introduce the EKOCYCLE™ Brand to W Hotel Guest Rooms across the Globe Stylish Sustainability Initiative Launches Tonight in New…

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9 cool and quirky recycled quilts spotted at IIDA NY’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction

9 cool and quirky recycled quilts spotted at IIDA NY’s 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction

Join the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) New York Chapter this Wednesday, March 25th for their 7th Annual Sustainable Quilt Auction! Taking over the Open House Gallery…

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