NYC Fails to Step Up its Green Game

While other urban cities around the US are making strides in the recycling and waste management departments, New York City appears to be moving backwards.

NYC has made vast improvements in other greening techniques such as smoking regulations, organic food promotion and new bike lanes, but recycling bins, or perhaps the people who care to use them, are disappearing.

Last year the city only recycled about 15 percent of the waste collected by the Sanitation Department, down from a peak of 23 percent in 2001. This puts a larger strain on the already full landfills, which begs the question, where is all the trash going to go if we dont get our act together?

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