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According to the DSNY’s latest Waste Characterization study:

68% of New York City’s trash should actually be recycled.


This means we either don’t know enough, or don’t care enough!  Whatever the reason may be, Recycle Buddy wants to do our part to change this.


We hope our recycling bins, armed with in-your-face alarming facts, raise awareness, spark conversation, and encourage our city to engage and consider recycling in creative and informative ways.

How To Recycle in NYC
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The first Recycle Buddy was given to P.S. 90 and placed in various locations throughout the school over the course of 3 weeks.  Students and faculty were asked to give feedback. 

On the Student Survey:  

On a scale of 1 to 10 the average score for "Did Recycle Buddy make you want to recycle more?" was a 9.14

On the Faculty Survey: 

There was a consensus opinion that Recycle Buddy contributed to positive conversation surrounding recycling in the classroom

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Get your name, logo, or whatever you want printed on Recycle Buddy bins.  Place them at your own location, or donate them somewhere else

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