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Recycle For The Cure - September 14, 2009
Metropolitan Recycling is proud to play a small part in bringing attention to the great and humanitarian efforts being made in the search for a cure to breast cancer. Our bright pink truck, emblazoned with the For The Cure message and bright pink ribbon, rolls around New York City every day as a visible and constant reminder of the need to find a cure for this terrible disease.
This truck is one of six Metropolitan trucks fueled with clean-burning natural gas, and is part of our continuing effort to deliver reliable services in a sensible and environmentally friendly manner. Learn more about our natural gas powered vehicles and our environmental initiatives here.
Where does your trash go? by Amy Zimmer for Metro US, May 26, 2009
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Tech It Out: Waste Into Water on Fox 5 April 22, 2009
MYFOXNY.COM - Today is Earth Day. Good Day's Brett Larson found out how new technology is turning waste into water. LINK (video below)
He went inside the Metropolitan Recycling Center in Brooklyn. It is one of the largest privately owned recycling facilities.
- About 15,000 tons of trash is recycled every month.
- Seventeen trees are saved for every ton of paper recycled.
- The center is using a new machine to turn food waste into water.
- The water is cleaned and most of the odors are removed.
- The same trash in a landfill would create methane gas.
Speech by Gregory Bianco delivered on April 10, 2008
Showcasing New Natural Gas-Powered Hauling Vehicles
below is an excerpt from Greg's speech:
"When we made the decision in 2007 to purchase our first natural gas truck, the projected overall cost was slightly higher than its diesel counterpart. We felt that it was our responsibility as one of the largest recyclers in the greatest city of the world to “DO THE RIGHT THING”. It turned out with the rising cost of fuel, not only were we doing the right thing for our city and our children, but it is now actually cheaper to run these vehicles.
We expect to convert all of our 32 collections trucks to natural gas power.
Metropolitan is the largest private recycler in the City of New York – each day we recycle over 600 tons of waste paper and divert that much from the landfills. The reason I am telling you this is:
- Every ton of paper we recycle saves 17 trees!
- Every ton of recycled office paper saves 380 gallons of oil!
- Annually, with the help of our customers and our NYC residents Metropolitan will have helped preserve over THREE MILLION trees! And FOUR AND A HALF MILLION GALLONS of Oil! "
Energy Vision, June 2008
Fueling A Greener Future
NYC Metropolitain Area Garbage Fleets Commit to Alternative Fuels
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Brooklyn Paper Recycler Scraps with the Big Boys
Crains New York Business
Recycling Today, Oct, 2005, by Brian Taylor
LookSmart's FindArticles - High hopes: the skyscrapers of New York hold much of the opportunity for Metropolitan Paper Recycling Inc
Recycling Today, March, 2004
LookSmart's FindArticles - Metropolitan paper opens new facility - Metropolitan Paper Recycling - Brief Article
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