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Maggie Clarke’s Dirt Experiment: Striving for Zero Waste

There are three bins for paper recycling in Maggie Clarke’s apartment, a sunny two-bedroom at the northern end of Riverside Drive.  Cardboard boxes and brown packing paper overflow from one, spilling onto the coffee table in the living room.  More empty boxes collect on top of a bookshelf in the hallway, set aside for mailing [...] [...more]

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Recycling Electronics Law in Limbo

A controversial e-waste law, which requires manufacturers to collect and recycle computers, televisions and other electronic devices, remains in limbo, following a lawsuit against New York City. Now, other governments and environmental groups are supporting the city in federal court. The Consumer Electronics Association, along with other trade groups, filed a suit against the city [...] [...more]

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City Residents Fight Bloomberg Garbage Plan

Although Mayor Bloomberg overwhelmingly carried the East 90’s in the last election, he is not a popular man among the residents here when it comes to the issue of garbage. The neighborhood is up in arms over his plan to re-open a huge garbage transfer site on East 91st Street and the FDR [...] [...more]

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