NYLPI Featured in Metro New York Article Highlighting Health Impacts of Waste Facilities in NYC

March 22, 2017

Environmental Justice, Media Coverage, News, Transform Don't Trash NYC, Waste Equity

Image shows comingled recycling and trash in the back of a New York garbage truck

Metro New York quoted NYLPI Senior Staff Attorney Melissa Iachan in an article illustrating how the clustering of waste facilities affects community members’ health. As the article highlights, more than three quarters of the City’s waste currently is processed in just three predominantly low-income, minority neighborhoods in the South Bronx, Southeast Queens, and North Brooklyn. NYLPI’s Environmental Justice program has been advocating for waste equity for more than 20 years. The Metro article details the current legislative proposal in City Council to reduce the amount of waste processed in these three communities.

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