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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 »

Dart Makes NYC a Recycling Offer It (Hopefully) Can’t Refuse

Dart Makes NYC a Recycling Offer It (Hopefully) Can’t Refuse

In its ongoing battle with New York City — to recycle or ban polystyrene foam — Dart Container Corporation president Jim Lammers argues his case to NYC mayor Bill de Blasio, urging the mayor to recycle, not landfill, the foam.

Waste Management Companies Failing Small Businesses, Report Says

Waste and recycling companies are failing New York City’s small businesses, according to a report released today by the Transform Don’t Trash NYC coalition. According to the report, New York City’s small businesses face unfair prices, poor service, and inadequate recycling from the city’s private sanitation industry. The report, Not … Read more »

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NYC Foam Ban Overturned, Judge Rules EPS Recyclable

The New York City ban on foam foodservice items has been overturned by the New York State Supreme Court. In her 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.” Restaurants, … Read more »