Colourful recycling bins brighten up NYC
by David Masters
November 5, 2008
Starting this week New Yorkers gloomy from the credit crunch will be able to recycle their waste in colourful street-side bins.
Over 100 recycling bins have been placed at locations around New York, giving the city’s citizens even fewer excuses for failing to recycle their waste.
Blue bins are for bottles and cans, whilst green bins are for newspapers and magazines.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that aside from installation, the new bins will not cost tax payers a penny because they have been carefully placed on existing waste collection routes.
Mayor Bloomberg also emphasised that financial turmoil across the world is no excuse for ignoring the need to protect the environment.
According to the Mayor, the key to getting through these difficult times is learning to do more with less – recycling being an excellent embodiment of this philosophy.
The recycling scheme is still in its pilot stages, and will only be continued if New Yorkers give it their full backing by using the bins properly.
Bloomberg warned that if contamination from unsuitable waste in the bins is too high, then they will have to be removed.
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