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NYC to Switch to Single Stream Recycling by 2020

The city will switch to single stream recycling by 2020 to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gases.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that the city will switch to single stream recycling by 2020 to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gases, which is one of the goals included in the mayor’s new plan to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius as called for in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement and the mayor’s zero waste plan.

Under the new plan, all homes will have a drop-off for organic waste by next year. In addition, “advanced energy codes” for new building will be developed by 2019, according to de Blasio.

New York Post has more details:

Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday that the city will roll out single-stream recycling by 2020 as part of a larger plan to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gases.

Under the plan, New Yorkers will no longer need to sort their recyclables, “dramatically increasing the city’s recycling rate,” de Blasio said.

The initiative is part of a larger plan de Blasio announced Tuesday to limit global warming by 1.5 degrees Celsius as called for in the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement.

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