McDonald’s Pledges To Reduce Plastic In Happy Meal Toys From Harlem To Hawaii

With a number of McDonald’s in Harlem, we thought it interesting that McDonald’s is under growing pressure to change its Happy Meals — not just the food, but the toy that goes with it. Continue Reading →


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City Council Votes To Severely Restrict Plastic Straw Use In NYC Restaurants/Bars/Food Stores

The City Council overwhelmingly passed Council Member Helen Rosenthal‘s legislation today which will dramatically limit the use of plastic. Continue Reading →


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As Complaints Pile Up Amid Budget Cuts, So Does The Trash In Parks From Harlem To Hollis

New York City park goers emerging from their coronavirus cocoons this summer lodged twice as many complaints about trash than last season, 311 data shows. Continue Reading →


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New York Coalition Implores Legislature To Reject Governor’s Polystyrene Ban

A broad coalition of New York state businesses and business associations, that represent thousands of workers, including union members call to stop the plastics ban. Continue Reading →


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Plastic Bag Banned From Harlem To The Hudson: What You Need To Know

A statewide ban on plastic bags means grocery stores, food establishments and other New York businesses must stop using them from March 1, 2020 — and in New York City consumers will also be charged 5 cents for every paper bag they use. Continue Reading →


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Whole Foods To Further Reduce Plastics Across All Stores From Harlem To Hollywood

With a number of Whole Foods Market in Harlem, Whole Foods Market today announced that it will eliminate plastic straws from its stores in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada by July 2019, becoming the first national grocer to make this change. Continue Reading →


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Ways To Get Plastic Out Of Your Harlem Life (Video)

One Green Planet reports that plastic is the go-to synthetic material for manufacturing. If you need a container, a cookie, or a colander, it will generally be made out of plastic from Harlem to Harare, but it doesn’t have to be. Continue Reading →


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