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Category Archives: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Larchmont, NY is the Latest Municipality to Ban Disposable Bags

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On Tuesday, March 19th, the Larchmont Village Board in Westchester County, NY unanimously passed an ordinance banning single-use disposable plastic bags from all checkout counters in the Village. Over the last two years, the Village of Mamaroneck and City of Rye, both located next to Larchmont in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, had […]

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NYS Budget: An Opportunity to Enhance the EPF

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The Budget negotiations are wrapping up in Albany and as it comes down to the wire it is always a question of what will be traded for what. CCE and its allies have been working to grow the Environmental Protection Fund for the first time in 5 years.  Unfortunately, during the recession the EPF started […]

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Plastic Soup: A Global Crisis

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It takes a lot to shock me, and even more to make me feel so sick that I lose my appetite. Unfortunately, that’s just how I felt on my walk back to Penn Station after a recent presentation in NYC from 5 Gyres Institute, where CCE educated attendees about our BYOB Campaign. I’ve always been an advocate […]

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That’s a Wrap: NYS Legislative Session in Review

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Members of the New York State Legislature can keep their summer vacation plans, as they have yet again finished the legislative session on time.  Here’s a quick look back at some highlights (and lowlights) of the session that was: NYS Budget Speaking of being on time, the legislature passed an on time budget for the […]

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