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Comment by Garbage of Eden Design on April 19, 2012 at 11:28pm

Hi Trash & Recycling Groupies!

I wanted to let you know about a fun upcycling workshop I'm teaching at Film Biz Recycling on April 29th. It's the first of an ongoing series of recycled/upcycled craft workshops we'll be having the last Sunday of every month.

This time we'll be making earrings out of parts of umbrella frames and "plarn".

This workshop is for ages 13+. It's been a big hit with teen girls and young women. Could be a fun mother/daughter activity! :)

You can find out more and register here on my blog: http://garbageofedendesign.blogspot.com/2012/04/earrings-workshop-a...

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Comment by Green Edge NYC on November 5, 2010 at 3:01pm
Film Biz Recycling Moves to Gowanus
From Pardon Me For Asking Blog
This is really cool news!
I just got word that "Film Biz Prop Shop," a not-for-profit business that recycles props and set decorations donated by motion picture, TV or commercial production companies is moving to 540 President Street between 3rd and 4th Avenue. The Prop Shop diverts most of the items to other non-profit organizations. The rest is sold to the public or rented to other people in the film industry. (Read More)
Comment by Green Edge NYC on October 10, 2010 at 1:58pm

GrowNYC’s Million Pound Challenge Help NYC lose one million pounds!

The average New Yorker tosses 46 pounds of clothing and textiles in the trash each year, totaling 6% of our entire residential waste stream. But with your help, landfills are going on a diet.

GrowNYC’s Million Pound Challenge is calling on all New Yorkers to clean out closets and empty drawers of unwanted clothing, linens, shoes, bags and more.

For More Information and Drop-Off Locations.
Comment by Green Edge NYC on September 21, 2010 at 4:39pm
EPA Urges Citizens to Clear out Medicine Cabinets for Drug Take-Back Events
Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Citizens may bring unwanted solid prescription and over-the-counter medicines to any of these locations so they may be disposed of safely. Liquids, such as cough syrup will not be accepted.

Find a collection site near you:
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/takeback/
Comment by Green Edge NYC on July 13, 2010 at 2:44pm

New York City to Recycle Clothing, Shoes, Textiles Starting This Fall

by Jesmin Malik Chua  07/06/10

from Ecouterre

Clothes unsalvageable even for the Salvation Army? This September, New York City  will unveil one of the largest textile-recycling initiatives in the country. Its purpose: To make recycling unwanted threads as pain-free as pitching them in the garbage—no small feat, considering that a Goodwill Industries survey of 600 North American adults found that more than half wouldn’t travel more than 10 minutes to save their duds from the dumpster. (Read more)
Comment by Green Edge NYC on June 12, 2010 at 12:02am
Liz:

Thanks for the info.
Comment by Liz on June 11, 2010 at 6:28pm
The Lower East Side Ecology center does e-waste recycling. They have an event at TekServe on July 10th:
http://www.lesecologycenter.org/index.php?option=com_content&vi...

The 4th bin also takes e-waste: http://4thbin.org/

And I'm not sure how reliable they are in terms or responsibility, but I bring stuff to ePlanet eWaste: http://eplanetewaste.com/
Comment by Green Edge NYC on June 11, 2010 at 1:35pm
Can anyone recommend a reliable place to take a laptop for recycling?
Comment by Green Edge NYC on June 1, 2010 at 12:08pm
NY Passes E-Waste Law, Manufacturers Get Ready To Pay
Environmental Leader -- June 1 2010

The New York State legislature passed a new electronics recycling law on Friday over unified Republican opposition and the objections of electronics manufacturers.

Businesses decried the move in a recent press release. “Raising hazardous waste fees by more than 20 percent is really a new tax that will harm many New York businesses, especially upstate manufacturers, which are already struggling with a difficult
economy,” said Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of The Business Council
of New York State.


The new bill attempts to limit the growth of hazardous waste in New York landfills by requiring manufacturers to accept used electronics from consumers. Manufacturers must pay $5,000 to register with the
program, and an additional $3,000 each year in reporting fees to report
to the state how much material they have recycled. (Read More)

 

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