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WNYC News

NYC Recycling Program Now Includes Rigid Plastics

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

New York City is expanding its recycling program to include such plastic items as shampoo bottles and food containers, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Goes Around: NYC Recycles Paper

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ron Gonen, New York City's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC.  This week: paper and coordinating recycling among cities, businesses and manufacturers.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Gun Bill Defeat; Alan Alda on Dyslexia; Recycling

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Senate rejected a measure to expand background checks, a vote President Obama called "shameful." Glenn Thrush of Politico discusses the vote, and what comes next.  Plus: Actor Alan Alda on his experience helping his granddaughter overcome her dyslexia. And April's series on recycling continues. This week: paper and coordinating recycling between cities, businesses and manufacturers.

The Brian Lehrer Show

What Goes Around: NYC Recycles Organics

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ron Gonen, NYC's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC. This week: organics.  Do you compost food waste now?

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Former NY Gov. Paterson & Albany Reform; Candidates on Housing

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Former New York Governor David Paterson discusses the recent political scandals in Albany and what kinds of reforms could discourage abuse. Plus: highlights from Brian’s forum on housing with mayoral candidates. Then, how external forces – like a specific shade of pink or photographs of a light bulb, for example – can change the way we feel and behave; an April series on recycling looks at organics with Ron Gonen, NYC’s first-ever deputy commissioner of recycling and sustainability; and a 400-year history of Greenwich Village.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Participatory Budgeting; Recycling NYC; Lawyer Bubble; Monogamy

Friday, April 05, 2013

At the end of a week marked by two big political corruption charges in New York, two city council members, Brad Lander and Melissa Mark-Viverito, discuss trying to increase transparency in government with participatory budgeting. Plus: a new series all about recycling in New York City; the connections between college basketball and the U.S. Constitution according to Rami Khouri; the lawyer bubble; and Ask Me Another host Ophira Eisenberg on her new book.

The Brian Lehrer Show

What Goes Around: NYC Recycles E-Waste

Friday, April 05, 2013

Ron Gonen, New York City's first-ever deputy commissioner of sanitation, recycling and sustainability, joins us weekly in April to talk about recycling in NYC.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Unwanted Electronic Gear Piles Up

Monday, March 25, 2013

Flat-screen technology has drastically lowered the demand for the recycled tube glass and creating stockpiles of useless materials across the country.

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WNYC News

City Launches Recycling Pilot Program for Public Spaces

Friday, March 15, 2013

Times Square now has 30 solar-powered trash and recycling stations that compact waste and even send wireless signals to alert workers when cans need to be emptied. 

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WNYC News

As the Sandy Debris Accumulates, Some Question How Best to Handle It

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The destruction from Sandy is expected to leave more than 12 million cubic yards of debris in New York state and New Jersey. The vast majority of it will be taken to landfills.

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WNYC News

Totaled Cars Satisfy Recyclers' Appetite for Destruction

Monday, December 10, 2012

As unsalvageable, flood-damaged cars get hauled off the streets, they have to go somewhere. Recyclers are now beginning to report an uptick in business due to Sandy.

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Schoolbook

Mobile Recycling Lab Makes First Stop

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

New York City unveiled a colorful mobile lab dedicated to lessons about recycling amid promises to expand students' awareness of environmental issues.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Curbing Our Waste

Monday, April 30, 2012

Looking for ways to cut back the amount of garbage you're producing? We have some helpful hints!

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Trail of Trash

Thursday, April 26, 2012

The average American produces 102 tons of garbage in a lifetime. Pulitzer Prize–winning author Edward Humes looks at what’s in that trash; how much we pay for it; how we manage to create so much of it; and how some families, communities, and even nations are finding a way transform waste into energy and prosperity. He investigates the trail of trash in Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Garbage.

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WNYC News

Look | What Happens to Your Electronics: Inside An E-Recycling Plant

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Electronics manufacturers are required by law to take back their products for recycling when consumers are done with them. But figuring out how to turn a product over for recycling – and how to get it there – is the job of the consumer.

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WNYC News

Where Old Fax Machines Go to Die

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Old computers, outdated cell phones, unloved fax machines — they found their way,by the ton to an electronic recycling event on the Upper West Side on Sunday.

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WNYC News

Recycling Plant and Education Center Comes to Brooklyn Waterfront

Monday, October 25, 2010

A new recycling facility is expected to help revive Brooklyn's industrial waterfront.

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WNYC News

City Council Speaker Quinn Explains New Recycling Laws

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A sweeping overhaul of New York City's 21-year-old recycling program was passed into law earlier this week. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed 11 bills that are intended to expand what is recycled in the city, hold city agencies responsible for their own recycling habits, find out how much waste businesses are generating and how well they're recycling.

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Top Five Musical Recyclers

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Gabriel Prokofiev’s new release is a series of pieces written for discarded items, including oil cans, plastic bags and Fanta bottles. He joins a continuum of composers who have taken musical detritus and folded it into their own work.

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WQXR News

New Plastic Recycling Rules Introduced

Monday, April 12, 2010

The city council is proposing to expand the kinds of plastic that can be recycled.

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