Reduce, Reuse, Rethink: The Future of Waste in New York City

Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 PM at the Museum of the City of New York (1220 Fifth Avenue)

The Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), as part of its ongoing program New York’s Future in a Changing Climate, will present a panel discussion on the future of waste in New York City.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to send zero waste to landfills by 2030, a formidable goal given that New Yorkers currently generate tens of thousands of tons of garbage each day. 

How can one of the world’s most wasteful cities eliminate its trash in just 12 years? Part of the answer lies in redesigning the trip from the trashcan to the landfill. However, achieving zero waste also requires fundamentally redefining the concept of “waste.” Join leading experts Ana Isabel Baptista, Chair of the Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management program at The New School; Pam Elardo, Deputy Commissioner of the Bureau of Wastewater Treatment, NYC Environmental Protection; Christina Grace, CEO and Founder of the Foodprint Group; and Tom Outerbridge, General Manager of Sims Municipal Recycling, for a conversation about the future of waste and its impact on New York’s diverse neighborhoods and communities.

Register online at | $15 with discount code FUTURE.


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