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Every week, the average New Yorker throws out nearly 15 pounds of waste at home and another nine pounds of waste at work and in commercial establishments. Altogether, that adds up to more than six million tons of waste generated per year.

What role do designers play in New York City’s waste ecosystem? And how can designers help the City achieve its ambitious goal of sending Zero Waste to Landfills by 2030? Join us to explore the latest creative solutions—from high-fashion textile up-cycling to new guidelines for building design.

 

Speakers:

Kathryn Garcia, Sanitation Commissioner

Heron Preston, Designer

Clare Miflin, AIANY, Zero Waste Design Guidelines

Moderator: Jessica Lax, Van Alen Institute

Organized by
NYC Department of Sanitation
Monday, 5/14
5pm to 7pm
Location
151 West 42nd Street (21st Floor)
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