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Fighting New York’s Climate Crisis with Waste Zones

New Law Would Make Huge Greenhouse Gas Reductions  Transitioning New York City to an efficient, high-diversion commercial waste zone (CWZ) system will avoid up to 2 million tons of Greenhouse Gas emissions per year, making this one of the most
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ProPublica Exposes Abuse and Corruption in Private Sanitation Industry

ProPublica's 18-month investigation into NYC's private sanitation industry reveals widespread mistreatment of workers.Read More

New York Post: Kathryn Garcia and Maritza Silva-Farrell make the case for waste zones

On Friday November 11 2017, NYC’s Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia and Executive Director of ALIGN Maritza Silva-Farrell published letters in the New York Post setting out why commercial waste zones are an essential fix for a broken system.  Here’s what
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Commercial Franchise Zones Explained

Two of the industry’s largest playing fields, NYC and L.A., are exploring the concept of commercial franchise zoning systems. Here's what you need to know about the ongoing situations in both L.A. and NYC.Read More

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