Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Blog readers in the New York City area have no doubt seen the labels on subway station trash receptacles that read "CAN IT FOR A GREENER PLANET!" and claim to recycle after the trash is collected. Hard to believe that someone somewhere actually sorts through the trash in search of recyclables. It's true!
According to MTA spokesperson Deirdre Parker, A contractor retrieves the trash after it's taken to various collection points and the plastic, cardboard, paper and glass are pulled out. A fifty cent credit goes to the MTA, and last year 63% of the waste collected from the MTA was recycled!