The food scrap collection article in the April issue of WestView had an immediate impact on local recycling efforts. Literally upon the day of publication, both online and in print, Saturday Union Square and Abingdon Square Greenmarket workers reported people coming to their sites to mention and/or leave a copy of WestView’s April issue.
According to Lower East Side Ecology Center food scrap workers at Union Square, Sheridan Square and Abingdon Square, there has been a definite continuing uptick in the number of people participating and the amount of food scrap material being collected at their sites.
The 4 day a week information booth at Union Square Greenmarket also reports an increased awareness by the general public over the last eight weeks. Whatever part WestView played in calling attention to and providing information for this part of NYC’s recycling efforts is part of our continuing mission to inform our community of critical civic and local issues.