An Aggressive Plan by Mayor De Blasio To Reduce New York City Waste 90 Percent By 2030

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — In a far-reaching effort to limit its impact on the environment, the nation’s biggest city marked Earth Day by announcing a plan to reduce its waste output by 90 percent by 2030.
The “OneNYC” plan includes an overhaul of the city’s recycling program, incentives to reduce waste and tacit support for the City Council’s plan to dramatically reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. It was announced by Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“This is the blueprint for the future of New York City,” de Blasio said.
New York, with about 8.5 million residents, would be the largest city in the Western Hemisphere to adopt such a plan, which aims to reduce the amount of its waste by more than 3 million tons from its 2005 level of about 3.6 million tons.
“The average New Yorker throws out nearly 15 pounds of waste a week, adding up to millions upon millions of tons a year,” de Blasio said. “To be a truly sustainable city, we need to tackle this challenge head on.”
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Curvy Cardboard Furnitures

The argentinean architect Ana Mitrano recently builds these organic chairs and furniture complete with uniquely shaped pieces from recovered cardboard. The designer created a variety of pieces to furnish an entire space including a rocking chair, a series of low-rise seats, coffee tables and footrests. The furniture is made ​​with special cardboard plates assembled and pressed. The strength allowed over a hundred kilos. They are ergonomic, lightweight and can be natural or painted according to the environment that will integrate color. DIY a curvy cardboard furnitures. the LINK

The re-ply Chairs
(comfortable recliner chair)
by Dan Goldstein


Recycled Plastic Bottle Sculptures

Are you aware that 15 million plastic bottles are thrown away each day in the UK and americans use 2.5 million plastic bottles every hour. Many artist set an inspiring and creative example like artist Sarah Turner who help a thousand children to create amazing elephant sculpture out of 900 plastic bottles and the fish sculpture rises out of the sand at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This creation will not only reduce waste to enter a landfills but will educate people and will highlighted the importance of waterways and their upkeep.


Recycled Used Pencil Art Sculptures

Attention teachers and student, don't throw away your over used pencil, you can now make it as an art for display. The artist Jennifer Maestre sculptures were originally inspired by the form and function of the sea urchin. It take hundreds of pencils to create one, cut them into an inch, drill a hole in it and sharpen them all and sew them together. Visit





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