New York City's commercial waste system is highly-polluting, costly, and dangerous to the environment and workers. Restaurants, offices and businesses send nearly 2 million tons of commercial waste to landfills and incinerators each year. NYC could recycle and compost 90% of its commercial waste, creating 15,000+ good jobs, but right now our city recycles less than half that.
Transform Don't Trash NYC is proud to premiere “Where does NYC’s commercial trash go,” a short animated video that looks at how the unregulated commercial waste industry in New York City is endangering workers, destroying the environment and overburdening low-income communities and communities of color with waste. The coalition partnered with the Center for Urban Pedagogy and animator Cole Hannan, along with Teamsters Joint Council 16 members Allan and Plinio and community members from The POINT CDC to produce the video.Details