Author Archives: Debby Lee Cohen, SOS
Over the past 20 years, NYC schools have thrown “away” almost 3 BILLION Styrofoam (polystyrene) lunch trays! Nothing really goes “away.” For those first 10 years, NYC sent garbage to our very own Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island. For … Continue reading
Good morning, New York.
NYC produces about 50,000 tons of trash daily – —at a cost of almost $1 BILLION per year for trash collection and exportation. Our waste, collected by high polluting trucks, is primarily sorted at waste transfer stations located in low-income … Continue reading
NYC public schools have been throwing out 850,000 polystyrene (Styrofoam) trays per day (except for Tuesdays, as of March 2010), totaling 153,000,000 trays per school year, for over 18 years. This adds up to approximately 3 billion polystyrene trays since … Continue reading