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Mamaroneck Middle School On WCBS Radio

WCBS Newsradio 880 is one of America’s most listened-to radio stations providing news and information on the AM dial in New York for 45 years.  “Traffic and Weather Together on the 8s” has been a mainstay with New York commuters for decades. With one of the largest, most veteran local news staffs in the country, WCBS provides coverage of breaking news, local news, business, sports and entertainment. WCBS 880 provides a 24 hour news stream via CBS New York.com.

Veteran Reporter Sean Adams came to Hommocks Middle School to interview Dr. Robert Shaps, Superintendent of Schools in Larchmont and Mamaroneck about the newly placed Rocket Composter. We Future Cycle Executive Director Anna Giordano explained that the benefits of the Rocket go beyond the 55% of food waste composted on site, as the program also allowed to sort other recyclable items out of the waste stream, bringing the school to a whopping 86% reduction in waste.

Stories From Main Street: Students Learn Valuable Lessons About Environment In Mamaroneck

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Larchmont /Mamaroneck Zero Waste Initiative Recommends We Future Cycle School Recycling Program

payt_epa_logoOn December 9th, 2014 representatives of the Village of Mamaroneck, Village of Larchmont and Town of Mamaroneck were listening to a very informative and well structured presentation by the Columbia  University Masters in Sustainability Capstone Program. The kick off was a presentation by Mitch Green, Town Liaison, explaining how this presentation came about and thanking the Capstone team for choosing Larchmont/Mamaroneck as their project.

0514_boltanskiThe team then laid out the “have and have nots” of the towns, slides showed the percentages of yard waste, curb side recyclables recovered, as well as total garbage collected.  The towns are already exceptionally well positioned with a 63% recycling rate, which is the combination of yard waste and curbside recycling. The goal however is getting to 90%. The team showed several areas of opportunity, which are comprised of textile recycling, food waste composting, “Pay-as-you-throw” and getting the schools involved. carpet-waiting-to-be-recycled

The team outlined that schools and the children within them are the key to changed behavior and their recommendation is to get the We Future Cycle Program into the schools to start that process. Parents learn from their children, as much as the other way around.

The 100+ page report will be posted as soon as it becomes available.