When it comes to recycling, NYC businesses fall short of most of the U.S.

Recently, over 200k tons of additional trash was sent to New York City landfills instead of to recycling facilities. A report by Transform, Don’t Trash NYC, reported that only 21% of NY businesses are recycling.

The sharp decline in NY businesses recycling has resulted in a 20% increase in trash being sent to landfills in the last few years. Companies on Long Island, such as Paumanok Environmental, a Division of Maggio Environmental, are recycling at much higher rates and that is good news for Long Islanders. According to Maggio’s management, “Our goal of recycling for zero waste allows us to focus on transitioning the highly recyclable materials we collect into valuable products. This recycling creates jobs, supports the economy and saves valuable landfill space.”

Hopefully NYC business will get on board with the green movement around the country. Recycling is not going to be an option soon as places like NYC are having a tough time to meet its target of reducing emission by 80% in 2050.

For more information about recycling, visit Maggio Environmental

Written by:

Kimberly Davies, NY Affiliate