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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to modernize Warren County Transfer Stations

In August 2022, members of Zero Waste Warren County met in a workshop with county supervisors and the county Public Works superintendant to apply for ARPA funding to revitalize our transfer stations and system of recycling.  Warren County supervisors are currently making important decisions about this application and others.


The New York State  Bottle Bill at 40 - Is it time to update the Law?

Ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Bottle Bill, at a time when society is drowning in discarded plastic waste and local recycling programs are in crisis on several fronts, it’s time to update and expand the state’s highly successful container deposit redemption program. In a business-as-usual scenario, the ocean is expected to contain one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastics (by weight) than fish. 
Clearly, reducing the amount of plastic waste -- and waste in general -- is a critical way to avoid “doomsday” environmental scenarios
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