Out with the Trash, In with the New: NYLPI Attorney On Waste Equity

March 1, 2019

Environmental Justice, News, Waste Equity

A New York Garbage truck after an accident

NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan has contributed a thought leadership viewpoint article to the influential legal journal, “Environmental Law In New York,” on the subject of challenges and solutions in New York City’s Solid Waste Management System:

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.

You can download the full article here.

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