Tag: reuse

July 28, 2014

Sustainable Businesses Tour Recap – June’14

GreenHomeNYC’s Summer Sustainable Businesses  Tour included a visit of three  environmentally-responsible venues in Brooklyn:   Our first stop was Build It Green!NYC  (BIG) – New York City’s non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials and other household items, including refrigerators, doors,  appliances, and even books! The tour of BIG NYC was lead by Harvey Jaswal, who provided a thorough outlook on the history of  the venue, an overview of the store’s storage spaces and items available for purchase.  Harvey also discussed the process by which businesses, home owners and developers can donate materials and appliances to BIG during building renovations.  These materials can then be purchased by people looking for rare and vintage materials for thier own renovations. Architects and designers are oftentimes able to find unique items for a great price here! EWASTE1   From Build It Green, we headed over to our next stop – Lower East Side Ecology Center  E-Waste Recycling Center to explore a warehouse  that allows residents to dispose of old or broken electronics in an environmentally-responsible way. (more…)

September 16, 2010

Recycle, Reduce, Reuse

One of the first steps to green construction and a greener lifestyle is finding ways to lower consumption through reusing materials, recycling goods, and reducing needs.   Not only does it help provide a source for new creations but it diverts resources from the landfill.  At The NEW New  York, we have a number of vendors showcasing businesses that can help you do just that.  Check them out. Wearable Collections Can you believe that millions of pounds each year get tossed out of our closets?  About 6% of our waste stream. Wearable Collections provides a no cost, turn-key solution to recycling clothing within residential buildings in NYC. We handle all the logistics from placement of bins and promotion within the buildings to scheduling weekly pick-ups.  Bring your clothes! Recycle them at the Block Party! Lower East Side Ecology Center E-Waste PICKUP for FREE! The Lower East Side Ecology Center is bringing their E-waste community based program that allows residents to dispose of unwanted or broken electronics in an environmentally responsible way.   They will be accepting computers, monitors and peripherals (printers, keyboards and mice) as well as TV’s and cell phones. For more information on what the collection will accept please visit their site here. Bring your bring unwanted electronics to our e-waste collection! Build it Green! NYC Build It Green! NYC, is New York City’s only non-profit retail outlet for salvaged and surplus building materials. Their warehouse has everything from panel doors to high end refrigerators and shutters to movie props. Build It Green is keeping materials out of the landfill, and offering deep discounts on their resale.  If you haven’t visited their warehouse in Long Island City, no fear, see them at the Block Party and learn more. Recycle-A-Bicycle Recycle-A-Bicycle is a community-based bike shop and non-profit organization that provides educational/job training programs and encourages environmental stewardship and everyday bicycle use. On average, RAB salvages 1,200 bicycles each year from the waste stream, diverting a total of 36,000 pounds of waste from NYC’s landfills. Bring you unwanted bikes! Recycle-A-Bicycle will be accepting bike donations for their education classes, and job training programs.