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New York City’s paper recycling program profiled; residents recycle about 15% of their paper; Pratt mill gets about half of the city's paper

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New York City’s paper recycling program profiled; residents recycle about 15% of their paper; Pratt mill gets about half of the city's paper

August 25, 2014 - 10:33
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NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 (Local News) -It takes years to grow a tree, but just a few seconds to cut it down.

To make paper the old fashioned way, you need trees. These days, even as we're all being urged to go paperless, paper products still make up a major chunk of our trash. In an effort to save trees, divert waste from landfills and lessen the overall environmental costs of paper consumption, paper recycling has been mandatory in New York City since 1989.

We all know how it starts, we toss our paper in the recycling bin. What happens next is a team effort between the New York City Department of Sanitation, which once a week picks it all up, and the private companies that give it new life.

NY1 - How NYC Works: City's Paper Recycling Program Saves Thousands of Trees Every Day

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