Comments on: Time to Recycle, MTA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/ The EPA Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:14:17 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Donna http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3838 Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:47:37 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3838 I agree.

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By: Sulai http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3837 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 05:52:27 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3837 Remember that you are reducing the consumption of new materials and that you are reducing energy usage to make all of those bottles, cans, newspapers and plastics. It should make us happy to know that each individual can help create a more productive and pleasant environment with each and every product that is recycled.

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By: Peter Hunt http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3836 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 07:48:34 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3836 Waste collection for recycling the good to reduce the waste in landfill and also to reduce the need of landfills. It is a nice step to save our planet.

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By: Donna Somboonlakana http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3835 Fri, 05 Aug 2011 13:31:35 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3835 Thank you for all responding.

Hi Chris,

I also read the paragraph you sent before I wrote this blog.

I tell you why I feel strongly about having a separate collection system for all reusable materials. When you have post-collection recycling, newspapers get soiled from food, drinks, diapers and who knows what. Bottles, cans and plastics bottles are crushed with all the garbage in the sanitation trucks, so much of that material is no longer usable.

Regarding the security or terrorist issue, I try not to live my life worrying about the threats that we all face each and every day just by living and working in NYC or anywhere for that matter. While I try to be mindful of my own security, one never knows what can happen so I don’t want to accept it as an excuse.

Maybe we can be different and come up with a design that would be acceptable. I just thought of an idea I want to share with you. What if we used those large netted bags that could hang on a wall when you first walk into the subway? It could be a cute little recycling center with no bins and it would be easy for a recycling crew to access it. I suppose some people would think it is an eyesore, but I would think they are beautiful!

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By: Chris Riso http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3834 Thu, 04 Aug 2011 18:04:01 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3834 For some reason I’ve been under the impression that the subway platform bins are some kind of single-stream system that collects trash and recyclables together for later sorting.

I’ve not looked into it before but a quick Google search just returned this:

“The MTA has determined that the security risks and additional cost of maintaining separate bins with a separate collection system for recyclables is not warranted, and they decided to arrange for post-collection retrieval of recyclable materials from NYC subway platform waste.”

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/recycling/publicspace.shtml#subways

How much of the recyclable material is actually recovered is of course another story.

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By: Minikk http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3833 Thu, 28 Jul 2011 15:42:25 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3833 information on topics that a great deal are interested on. The point that the information indicated are all initial hand on actual experiences even assist more. Maintain doing what you do as we enjoy reading your work. Allyson Spiece

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By: miriam byrne http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/07/time-to-recycle-mta/#comment-3832 Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:32:03 +0000 /greeningtheapple/?p=8264#comment-3832 keep up the good work in keeping our planet and people in joining a global commitment to going green in whatever way possible. It saves tree’s and habitat and aquatic life and also makes a healthy and wise decision to live a toxic free environment for generations to come.

Greening the Apple article was a delight to read, look forward to reading more Greening the Apple.

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