On January 10th 2018, the Manhattan SWAB held a special "long" meeting, with extra seating capacity and presentations about the future of recycling in NYC. The Department of Sanitation Chief of Staff, Greg Anderson, presented on the steps that the City is taking to move our residential recycling system to one that handles glass, metal, plastic, and mixed paper products as a single stream. This differs from the status quo, where NYC's residential buildings currently separate recyclables into two streams: glass/metal/plastic, and mixed paper.
Greg Anderson's presentation can be found here.
Two members of the Manhattan SWAB followed Greg's presentation with their own, a dive into the research on Single Stream recycling, through the lens of experiences in other Cities in North America.
The MSWAB members' slides can be found here.