On Earth Day 2012, how many bottles or recycleable beverage containers were recycled in Times Square?
Recycled Plastic Bottles will Build Raised Planting Beds for Urban Gardens in NYC Public Schools
Honest Tea® kicked off a national recycling initiative called “The Great Recycle” in New York City. The event featuring a 30-foot tall recycling bin in Times Square was a huge success with New Yorkers recycling more than 15,000 empty plastic, glass and aluminum beverage containers (~1,500 containers each hour). The plastic bottles collected are being recycled into plastic lumber, which GrowNYC will use to build urban gardens for NYC public schools as part of their Grow to Learn program. 5-Boro Green Services will responsibly recycle the other items donated at the event.
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