New coalition to promote recycling at NYC Housing Authority developments


A new project will provide recycling education to six New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) developments citywide. The Black Leadership Action Coalition (BLAC), the Bodega Association, The Safety Net Project of the Urban Justice Center and the American Progressive Bag Alliance (APBA) have joined together in an effort to reduce litter through recycling education.

The program will join together education and art to inform young NYCHA residents about the benefits of recycling in their communities as well as the ease of recycling plastic bags, while showcasing opportunities for them to participate. Recent legislation proposed in the City Council would impose a 10-cent regressive tax on grocery bags.

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