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Crushed Porcelain From Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource

Crushed Porcelain From Old Toilets Transformed Into a Valuable Resource

Upgrades to plumbing fixtures in 500 large New York City Department of Education buildings is producing a significant amount of old porcelain. Rather than trashing all of that, the city’s Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reprocesses the porcelain into a valuable material for ecological restoration and infrastructure projects. Existing toilets … Read more »

Inside New York City’s $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

Inside New York City’s $1 Billion Leaking Water Infrastructure Repair

In-depth look: The world’s longest tunnel needs a $1.2 billion fix. Find out how New York City is working to repair the Delaware Aqueduct, which supplies approximately half the city’s drinking water.

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

What an Aging Infrastructure Means for Businesses in the United States

Modernizing the country’s aging infrastructure has been at the top of the American to-do list for years. At the same time, the US government only spends about 3% of GDP on this area. This month the White House released a sweeping plan to rebuild roads and bridges nationwide: “Legislative Outline … Read more »

Woolworth Building Office in New York Becomes a Retrofit Lab

Woolworth Building Office in New York Becomes a Retrofit Lab

For a skyscraper built in 1913, the iconic Woolworth Building in New York City has surprisingly modern features. One of the building’s tenants, the architectural firm M Moser Associates, is harnessing those aspects in the pursuit of high building standards for an office floor retrofit, FastCo.Design reported today. “Whenever we … Read more »

Recycling Rules Could Increase Businesses’ Costs, Report Says

New recycling rules for businesses in New York City could mean higher prices for businesses and increased truck traffic on the streets, according to a report from the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition. In an attempt to boost the city’s commercial recycling rate, which is only about 20 percent, new … Read more »

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Major NYC Businesses Cut Waste 50% — But Can They Achieve Zero Waste by 2030?

Dozens of major companies including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch with offices in New York City have diverted at least half of their waste from landfills and incineration, responding to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s zero waste by 2030 challenge. The 31 business participants collectively diverted 36,910 tons of waste … Read more »

NYC Business to Cut Waste 50% by June

Thirty-one New York City businesses, including ABC Disney, Whole Foods and Anheuser-Busch, have committed to divert at least 50 percent of their waste from landfill and incineration by mid-June.

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NYC Foam Ban Dead, Recyclers Applaud Court’s Decision

The ban on foam foodservice products in New York City is likely dead, following a decision from a New York appeals court. On Dec. 3 the New York State Supreme Court’s Appellate Division denied New York City’s motion to appeal an earlier decision overturning the city’s ban on expanded polystyrene … Read more »

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NYC Appeals Foam Ban Ruling

New York City has appealed a judge’s decision to overturn a ban on foam foodservice items, Plastics News reports. In her September ruling that overturned the polystyrene foam ban, Judge Margaret Chan said the “one undisputed short answer to whether EPS is recyclable is yes: single serve EPS is recyclable.” … Read more »

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