Where does NYC’s commercial waste go?

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.

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Council Member Reynoso: Taking sanitation seriously

NYC's commercial waste industry is a wild west -- a dangerous industry were workers are exploited, underpaid and low-income and communities of color are overburdened by garbage and pollution. With the announcement of a new #OneNYC, Committee on Sanitation & Solid Waste Management Chair and Council Member Antonio Reynoso is committed to transforming the industry and supporting the plan's aim for a zero waste New York, which will create safer and cleaner communities throughout the city.

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New VIDEO: Transform Don’t Trash NYC

This powerful video features City Council Member and Sanitation Committee Chair Antonio Reynoso, small business owners, private sanitation workers and young people and advocates from environmental justice communities discussing the negative impacts that the city’s outdated waste system has on them, as well as solutions to create good jobs and clean and safe communities for all New Yorkers.

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Raise NYC’s Dismal Recycling Rate & Create Jobs

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 thousands of good jobs, but right now our city recycles less than half that.

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Every day can be your last for a waste worker

Waste and recycling workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Improving wages and safety standards isn’t just a matter of justice—it’s a matter of life and death. Sign our petition today to make your voice heard for increasing recycling for good jobs and healthy communities for all: http://bit.ly/tdtsignup.

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Where does the recycled waste go?

Recycling infrastructure just doesn’t exist in many cities around the country, especially for small businesses. Real recycling will take more than individuals doing their part—it will take cities stepping up to transform trash. Join our campaign to transform NYC's commercial waste system and to make your voice heard for increasing recycling for good jobs and healthy communities for all: http://bit.ly/tdtsignup.

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