Comments on: Free Newspapers Saved From Becoming Litter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/01/free-newspapers-saved-from-becoming-litter/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Joseph Dodge http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/01/free-newspapers-saved-from-becoming-litter/#comment-4246 Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:40:10 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/greeningtheapple/?p=10764#comment-4246 Speaking of free newspapers. I think the biggest culprits are amNY and Metro. Every morning on my way to work I find at least ten of these newspapers on stairwells, benches, platforms, subway cars and even in the wastebaskets at the Brooklyn Bridge City Hall station. On my way home I’ll find about 50 of them in the public space recycling container container. I always hated the idea of discarding a newspaper that has been read once, especially if it is perfectly reusable.

I have been making it a point to collect them and deposit them back them in the containers on the sidewalk. (I used to put them back in the pile for the hawkers to hand out again but they become ghetto)

It also would not hurt if amNY stapled their paper so that if they are blown by the wind the pages are not separated.

Perhaps I can start a movement of volunteers or even employees to be paid a small stipend to do this. It would save the MTA on cleanup costs and also the free newspapers, amNY and Metro lots of money because by reusing papers they can lower their print volume.

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