A Revolution Is Taking Place, One Can at a Time

Reading Time: < 1 minute


  • Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing estimates that there are close to 10 000 waste pickers who collect containers and redeem them for money in New York City.
  • Canning is access to work and it is a green job that is part of the circular economy.
  • “Anyone who recycles metal, glass, plastic, or paper is helping the City meet its Zero Waste goals, and that is a good thing” said Joshua Goodman, assistant commissioner for public affairs at the Department of Sanitation in New York.

Newsletter Signup

Sign up for exclusive content, original stories, activism awareness, events and more.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Support Us.

Happy Eco News will always remain free for anyone who needs it. Help us spread the good news about the environment!