New York City's recycling rates remain too low, and the sanitation department and the private waste industry could create new jobs by more aggressively recycling within the city, according to a report released today by the advocacy group, Transform Don't Trash NYC.
A new report from labor and environmental coalition Transform Don't Trash says that an estimated 3,300 new jobs could be created in New York if the city's combined residential and commercial recycling rate was increased to 70%.
Silva-Farrell says the solution to the conflict between union and local hiring demands are programs like Build It Back, which de Blasio revamped in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, New Yorkers came together to initiate community-labor partnerships to decide on how they wanted their city to be made more resilient.
Build it Back was Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s program. Now it’s Mayor Bill de Blasio’s problem. The initiative for rebuilding homes damaged by superstorm Sandy has been plagued by delays and cost overruns, and while de Blasio’s team has made progress over the program’s last three years, City Hall has had to shift $500 million to cover mounting repair bills and recently admitted that it would miss its self-imposed deadline to complete all repairs by the end of 2016.…