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NYC Mayor’s Landfill Diversion Pledge Under Scrutiny

January 6, 2020

Via: Waste360

A new series by Politico investigates how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is failing in his pledge to divert 90 percent of the city’s waste stream from landfill by 2030.

Over the next week, Politico stated that it will publish a series on the city’s management of waste. “Based on four months of reporting, more than 50 interviews and a review of hundreds of pages of public documents, the stories will explore the politics, policies and financial decisions that contribute to the mountains of black bags piling up each night up on city streets. They will examine the impact of the city’s sluggish progress, which reaches from Newark, N.J., a poor city of mostly racial minorities, to Bishopville, S.C., which has a 46 percent poverty rate,” according to Politico.

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