Out with the Trash, In with the New: NYLPI Attorney On Waste EquityMarch 1, 2019
Solid waste management has always been one of urban civilization’s greatest challenges, and in one of the world’s largest cities, waste collection and processing continue to pose complex problems. New York City produces more than 24,000 tons of waste each day. How is all that waste collected, processed, and disposed of?
The article covers NYLPI’s organizing for waste equity, and litigating for it, and asks: “What’s next?”
The greatest potential for truly systemic reform, however, lies directly ahead in the coming years as the City considers a commercial waste zone plan.
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