How to put your building on a path to zero waste

Opinion piece by Clare Miflin in Crain’s Business NYC.

Every day, 24,000 tons of waste leaves New York City. A third of it is traditional recycling material—metal, plastic, glass, cardboard and paper—roughly half of which gets recycled. Another third is organic waste, but only about 1% gets separated; the bulk of it is transported to landfills an average of 300 miles away.