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Recycle more?

Vicki Latimer RoanComment
 gorgeous "gravel" pathway made up of crushed glass of all kinds at the Sims MRF in Sunset Park.

gorgeous "gravel" pathway made up of crushed glass of all kinds at the Sims MRF in Sunset Park.

I recently went on a school trip to the Sims Municipal Recycling Facility in Sunset Park Brooklyn. It is right on the water and is strangely quiet as you approach. Inside though is a whole other story! lots of whirring and stomping as bulldozers, cranes and conveyor belts work nonstop to manage the mounds of garbage that is now recyclable. It is an amazing feat of sorting and crushing to make bales that are then sent around the globe to be "recycled" anew into fleece and other things. What I was most surprised about though was that we are still only at 50%, meaning half of garbage that could be recycled is thrown into a landfill. How is this possible when we have the bags / cans to do it?  Come on people!  We can do better!!  Think before you throw something away! And maybe even carry it that extra block to find the city's bins now on most corners.