- Pratt Industries, a paper and recycling company, donated 16 solar-powered recycling receptacles to the city of New York.
- The Staten Island-based company gave a grant to the city to purchase the Big Belly containers and position them throughout Lower Manhattan.
- In addition to being solar-powered, the recycling units have the capabilities to be monitored remotely using integrated wireless technology.
From the article:
... The donation has been made to help New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg achieve his goal of doubling the city’s recycling rate to 30 percent by 2017. ...
"What is extremely unique about this program is that it enables access for recycling of paper instead of it getting thrown in with other trash, so it can be recycled more easily, right here in New York City at our 100 percent recycled paper mill,” said Cohen. [President of Pratt Industries Recycling Division] ...