The Central Park Conservancy and Alcoa to Set a New Standard in Waste Removal
NEW YORK --(BUSINESSWIRE)-- The Central Park Conservancy, an internationally recognized leader in park management and restoration, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation and an in-kind donation of aluminum valued at $140,000 from Alcoa (NYSE:AA) to design a sustainable waste management system, to increase recycling and make trash removal in the Park more efficient. The system is expected to set a new standard in how waste is handled in the world's busiest urban parks.
Waste management is crucial part of caring for Central Park; since 1980, the nubmber of annual Park visitors has tripled to nearly 40 million, and almost 2,000 tons of non-recyclable waste were removed by the Central Park Conservancy in 2010 alone.
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