Post Tagged with: "waste equity"

Commercial trash collectors are affecting poor neighborhoods in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

Trash is Killing the Poor in New York

Environment, Health, New York September 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

According to a study, poor city neighborhoods where mostly Hispanic and African Americans live are disproportionately affected by pollution from trash trucks and landfills, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Independent Sources: Earth Day Special

Independent Sources: Earth Day Special

Environment, Video April 28, 2015 at 3:42 pm

In this special edition, CUNY TV’s Independent Sources explores various inequities associated with ecological concerns in the New York area.

A waste facility in the south bronx (Photo by Sarah Crean via New York Environment Report)

Fighting for ‘Waste Equity’ in Trash-Burdened Areas

Bronx, Brooklyn, Environment, Health, Politics, Queens February 25, 2015 at 5:18 pm

A bill before the City Council would help to promote greater “waste equity” and relieve three neighborhoods – the South Bronx, North Brooklyn and Southeast Queens – of the heavy waste processing burden they carry for the city’s trash, reports New York Environment Report.