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ClosedLoops’ Develops “Giant Vacuum Cleaner” System Idea for N.Y.’s High Line

Trash, recyclables and organic materials from the High Line would be removed via a tube that runs along the bottom of the iconic elevated park,

ClosedLoops, a sustainability-centric firm, has developed a “pneumatic” waste collection system idea for the High Line in New York. With this system, trash, recyclables and organic materials from the High Line would be removed via a tube that runs along the bottom of the iconic elevated park, dropped into containers at West 34th Street and 11th Avenue and transported out of the city to waste and treatment facilities via rail cars.

According to a ClosedLoops team member, the new system could eliminate truck traffic in the area, improve air quality, reduce the use of waste transfer stations, reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions and more.

DNAinfo has more information:

Garbage trucks, trash heaps and litter-loving rats could be a thing of the past for a swath of Chelsea if one company's plans come to fruition.

A sustainability-centric firm called ClosedLoops is looking into the feasibility of a “pneumatic" waste-collection system on the High Line.

Trash, recycling and organic material from the High Line would whiz through a tube running along the bottom of the elevated park, drop into containers at West 34th Street and 11th avenue — near the Javits Center — and travel out of the city on rail cars to waste and treatment facilities, ClosedLoops team member Benjamin Miller said.

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