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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How Does Plastic Get Recycled From Harlem To Hollywood?

In 2015 34.5 million tons of plastic was disposed of, comprising 13% of all municipal solid waste (MSW) in the United States. However, only 3.14 million tons of plastics were recycled in 2015. Continue Reading →


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Plastic Teabags Found To Leave Behind Plastic

Being more eco-friendly and reducing plastic pollution has become popular among companies and corporations, but researchers from the American Chemical Society say that one industry is going in the opposite direction — and it could be hurting consumers’ health. 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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With Plastic Bags Banned, NYC Eyes Charge For Paper Ones From Harlem To Hollis

Instead of paper or plastic, New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis could soon face a different choice at the checkout line: Pay or bring your own reports Patch.

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