Seen in New York: MTA Touts Green Credentials
Who knew the New York City subway was so green? (Well, greener than I thought it was, anyway.) According to a poster I chanced upon last night at a subway station:
- 63 percent of NYC Transit's refuse was recycled in 2007.
- 8,931 tons—about 50 percent of the refuse collected from the MTA's 468 subway stations—gets recycled
- 49,419 tons of metal, glass, plastic, and paper from train yards, bus depots, and facilities is recycled through other resource-recovery programs.
- 1,497 retired subway cars serve as marine life habitats in five states as part of the National Artificial Reef Plan.
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