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Weekly Eco-Tip (September 11/12, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (September 11/12, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for September 11/12, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Green Your Back-to-School Supplies! Now is a great time to start your child’s school year off the green way! Many of these supplies are found everywhere, meaning it’s easier than ever to go green. […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (August 28/29, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (August 28/29, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for August 28/29, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Reduce your unwanted mail! Are phone books piling up to your door step or filling your lobby? According to Yellow Pages Goes Green, nearly two phone directories are printed for every person in the […]

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NYC's New Recycling Laws

NYC’s New Recycling Laws

On Monday this week, Mayor Bloomberg signed 11 new laws updating the city’s recycling habits. Among the new laws and changes: While currently the city only accepts bottle-shaped plastic containers (i.e., not yogurt or take-out containers), the city will begin collecting all rigid plastic for recycling. This may not happen right away; the new waste […]

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Beyond Grocery Bags – Recycle More Plastic!

Beyond Grocery Bags – Recycle More Plastic!

Did you know you can recycle dry-cleaning bags, plastic wrap (from paper towels or toilet paper, for example) at New York grocery stores? While you may have seen the required plastic bag recycling bins, and switched to the reusable bags they’re required to sell, there’s more you can put in those bins. Most stores will […]

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Recycle Your Brita Pitcher Filters

Recycle Your Brita Pitcher Filters

Did you know that here in NYC you can take your Brita pitcher filters to Whole Foods markets (or the Park Slope Food Coop), just like those #5 plastics the city doesn’t recycle? It’s part of the Preserve Gimme 5 recycling program, who teamed up with Brita to help keep pitcher filters from ending up […]

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Weekly Eco-Tip (July 24/25, 2010)

Weekly Eco-Tip (July 24/25, 2010)

The Upper Green Side Weekly Eco-Tip for July 24/25, 2010 (Available at the 92nd and 82nd St Greenmarkets, and archived online.) Are you all business when it comes to hunting down gifts and gadgets? Work it at Sustainable NYC, a petite one-stop shop for biodegradable-local-organic-recycled-or-repurposed everything: home stuff (bowls, vases), body stuff (soaps), clothing basics […]

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Check the Neck!

Check the Neck!

New recycling poster from GROWNYC: fun and informative!

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NYC's Apartment Building Recycling Initiative

NYC’s Apartment Building Recycling Initiative

Ever wonder if the stuff you put out to get recycled ever actually gets recycled? Well now you don’t need to build yourself a giant bullet-proof box to throw glass bottles at to find out! Glassphamy (Photo via Macro Sea) – Do you live in, work in, or manage an apartment building? – Would you like […]

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Recycling Textiles is Simple and Easy

One of the easiest things to recycle that is not currently included in the NYC curbside recycling program is textiles. It’s also happens to be one of the most valuable to recyclers. Most people already know that perfectly good clothing that either no longer fits or you no longer need can be taken to any […]

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Origins will recycle your empty cosmetic containers

Origins will recycle your empty cosmetic containers

It’s difficult to know what you can recycle in New York (did you know you can’t recycle plastic items that aren’t bottle- or jug-shaped?), but Origins has just made it easier to responsibly dispose of your empty cosmetic containers, regardless of manufacturer. Thanks to the Origins Recycling Program, you can bring your empty cosmetic tubes, […]

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