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Recycling

  1. the chain gang
    McDonald’s Says All Its Packaging Will Be Recyclable by 2025Also, it’s aiming to put recycling bins in every store.
  2. the chain gang
    Environmental Activists Hate Starbucks’s Unrecyclable Holiday CupsThe design once again fails to be something that stays out of landfills.
  3. food waste
    How New York Is Working to Revolutionize the Way the City Disposes of Food WasteA seriously bulked-up organic recycling program will debut soon.
  4. food waste
    New Jersey Has a Bold Plan to Turn Supermarket Food Waste Into EnergyA new proposal would convert it into biofuel to power homes, businesses, and schools statewide.
  5. This Device Will Turn Old Bottles Into Drinking CupsAs if you needed an excuse to drink more beer.
  6. This Woman Can Fit 4 Years of Her Trash Into a Mason JarShe only composts and recycles as a last resort.
  7. Innovation
    NYC Pizzerias Debut Delivery Boxes Made From Staten Island TrashSo you think about recycling while scarfing down that pie.
  8. Food Waste
    A Revolutionary Food-Waste Recycling Plant Is Opening in Long IslandThe $40 million facility can turn 120,000 tons of food trash a year into energy.
  9. Trash
    New York Restaurants Might Have to Start CompostingThe Sanitation Department will decide by July 1.
  10. NSA’s New Creepy Mascot Is Watching You and Knows If You Don’t RecycleMeet Dunk. 
  11. The Chain Gang
    Study Finds Recycling Efforts Fall ‘Significantly Short’ at PrettyDon’t even ask about Dunkin’ Donuts and their foam cups.
  12. Scraps
    Momofuku, Blue Hill, More Will Cut Down on Food WasteFour-star compost!
  13. Government
    Bloomberg Considering Ban on Styrofoam CupsWatch out, deli owners and frat boys.
  14. Crime Scenes
    Slimy: Crooks Caught Slipping Off With Stephen Starr’s Used Fryer OilThe Fryolater bandits were nabbed just around the corner from the crime scene.
  15. Gone Green
    Le Bec-Fin Gets Its First Ever Recycling BinIt’s a first for the 42-year-old restaurant.
  16. recycling
    Look, It’s Bill Cunningham in a Box FortAt the Times offices today.
  17. one man's trash
    How Much Do Those People Who Collect Bottles Earn?About $400 a week.
  18. clickables
    See a Fancy Dress Made Entirely of Old Little Golden BooksWere Babysitters Club books sturdy enough to turn into a dress?
  19. recycling
    Bourne, SATC, and the 3 Other Most Aped Formulas’The Hangover,’ ‘Friends,’ and ‘Lost.’
  20. Reopenings
    Chinatown Change: Two Pho Openings, and Dim Sum Goes GreenWhat’s new in Chinatown, including a new use for dim-sum-palace cooking oil.
  21. Mediavore
    Orlando Bloom Sheds Soaked Clothes in Vegas; Sun-Maid Raisin Girl Gets APeople are angry over the Sun Maid Raisin girl’s new look and California recycling programs are threatened by money worries.
  22. Grease Is The Word
    Santa Monica Restaurants Asked To Turn In Their FatsSanta Monica will turn restaurant oil and grease into bio-fuel.
  23. Celebrity Settings
    Adrian Grenier Still Hasn’t Been Kicked Out of the Park Slope Food CoopBut our spy has, and she has something to say about it.
  24. recycling
    Is Anna Kendrick Responsible for Trashed Twilight 2 Script?Impossible to say! (But we try to pin it on her anyway.)
  25. the third terminator
    Is Fee for Shopping Bags a Sacky Decision?Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to charge six cents per plastic bag won’t really help change the environment and people’s habits. Will it?
  26. photo op
    We Love Obliviously Ironic Junk Mail Have we mentioned before how much we love junk mail from the Bureau of Waste Prevention? Oh, yeah, we have. Well, it’s still true, and the latest installment made us smile for a moment last night, all the way until we threw it out. Earlier: Best Junk Mail Ever Giving Our Junk Mail a Second Chance
  27. intel
    Giving Our Junk Mail a Second Chance Like most journalists, we are fairly regularly inundated with PR materials for various products, services, and, especially, books. Like most journalists, we give these things a quick once-over, realize they have nothing to do with anything we ever write about, and promptly toss all the packing, and all of the press releases, and all of the accompanying background material, and the sturdy folder all that paper came in, into the trash — or, if we’re feeling responsible and industrious, into the recycling. Sometimes we hang on to the product itself, often we toss it on a free-stuff table, and occasionally we throw it out, too. Which we were about to do yesterday with a set of books that arrived unbidden and irrelevantly on our desk — until we noticed the titles: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Composting, Water, and Energy. At which point we laughed a little bit, and then we threw them out.
  28. intel
    Best Junk Mail Ever We were throwing out junk mail the other day when we noticed the return address on one of the postcards. It promptly became our favorite piece of junk mail ever. Related: NYCWasteLe$$ [NYC.gov]
  29. the morning line
    We Ain’t No State Senator’s Son • Joe Bruno’s lobbyist son emerges as the crucial link between the embattled State Senate GOP leader and pony-loving businessman Jared Abbruzzese. The Feds allege an unsummarizable roundelay of sweetheart deals, lobbying stints, and commission fees. [NYT] • Three central New Jersey high schoolers are dead after a head-on collision between their car and a van less than a mile from campus. The van’s driver was also killed, and her unidentified teen passenger hospitalized with serious injuries. [AP via amNY] • A Brooklyn principal barred a special-ed student from entering a district spelling bee, telling him, “You don’t have the brains to do it.” This after organizing a special schoolwide bee seemingly aimed at eliminating him. [NYDN] • City firefighters are putting up flag decals on their lockers in defiance of Fire Department’s order to remove all personal adornments from department buildings. Expect an interesting debate on whether a locker is a private or a public space (and a staggering amount of porn in the trash bins behind firehouses). [IHT] • And speaking of trash, New Yorkers generate a lot of it. Almost twice as much food waste, in fact, as any other city. Best recyclers? No surprise there: Park Slope. [NYP]