Monday, December 31, 2007

A TREE CROWS IN BROOKLYN


While Mayor Bloombito prides himself on being environmentally correct, there is one issue to consider in the Times Square celebration tonight. Although the ball will be green and the LED lights are energy efficient, what about the paper? It takes approximately 12 trees for every ton of paper to be made. If the following article is correct, then more that 480 trees will be sacrificed for the Times Square revelry. Check that out Mr. Mayor.

Sanitation workers poised to sweep 40 tons of party debris
ASSOCIATED PRESS
Friday, December 28th 2007, 12:47 PM
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Over 40 tons of garbage is expected to be left by New Year's revelers this year in Times Square
After the New Year's Eve ball comes down in Times Square and all the revelers leave, what's left? About 40 tons of party hats, noisemakers, confetti and paper streamers.
A small army of sanitation workers will be deployed to sweep it all up.
The Department of Sanitation says it will have 109 workers, 16 mechanical sweepers, 13 collection trucks, 14 leaf blowers and other street cleaning equipment ready to move in as soon as Times Square is cleared of the hundreds of thousands of merrymakers.
During last year's festivities, the department spent $37,216 to pick up 42 tons
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