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NBC Universal Teams With New York City to Recycle E-Waste

NBC Universal Teams With New York City to Recycle E-Waste

NEW YORK, New York, November 13, 2008 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Lauren Zalaznick, president of “Green is Universal,” NBC Universal’s company-wide environmental initiative, Wednesday announced Green Screens, an electronics recycling drive taking place throughout the five boroughs this weekend to mark America Recycles Day November 15. From 8:00 am through 2:00 pm on…

Blue and Green Recycling Bins Bloom Across New York City

Blue and Green Recycling Bins Bloom Across New York City

NEW YORK, New York, October 27, 2008 (ENS) – In New York City, green is for newspapers and magazines, and blue is for bottles and cans. Starting today, a total of 105 new blue and green recycling bins will be positioned around the city so fewer recyclables will be tossed into street corner litter baskets.…

New York City First With Electronics Recycling Law

New York City First With Electronics Recycling Law

NEW YORK, New York, February 15, 2008 (ENS) – New York City Council passed legislation Wednesday that makes New York the first major municipality in the nation to tackle the rising tide of discarded electronics in the waste stream. Manufacturers of computers, TVs and MP3 players will have to take responsibility for the collection of…

Plastic Bag Recycling Coming to Big Apple Stores

Plastic Bag Recycling Coming to Big Apple Stores

NEW YORK, New York, January 10, 2008 (ENS) – New York City Council Wednesday passed new legislation that would encourage recycling of single-use plastic bags at large supermarkets and other retail outlets throughout the city. The legislation, sponsored by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others, would require large retail outlets in New York City…

New Yorkers Recycle Christmas Trees Into Wood Chip Mulch

New Yorkers Recycle Christmas Trees Into Wood Chip Mulch

NEW YORK, New York, January 3, 2007 (ENS) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Department of Parks and Recreation Commissioner Adrian Benepe today fed branches from the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center into a chipper, converting them to mulch. The officials crafted the occasion to announce the 12th annual MulchFest, a citywide event where New…