Tag Archives: recycling

A New Kind of Improv Theater

Seasoned MFTA shoppers know that meandering through our warehouse aisles leaves one susceptible to discovering unexpected treasures, a wandering imagination, and to thinking outside the box. In this particular case, we’re talking about the black box. Nestled amidst the brick … Continue reading

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Making Room for Creativity

CUP (Center for Urban Pedagogy), an MFTA member since 2005, is known for their “Urban Investigations” — experiential semester-long projects with public high school students, where they give students the tools to investigate their own communities and use art and … Continue reading

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From Green to Gold… Compost is the Way to Go!

You already know you can donate some of your unwanted items to MFTA, but what do you do with your unwanted and inedible food waste and scrap vegetation? We have one word for you: COMPOST! Let’s face it, to the … Continue reading

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Happy 15th birthday, America Recycles Day!

Fifteen years ago, America Recycles Day was established to raise awareness of recycling and how it can benefit the environment. Today, people all over the country are hosting special recycling awareness events in their communities and making an extra effort … Continue reading

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Learn how to compost with the NYC Compost Project

Just like fabric, paper, and ribbon from the MFTA warehouse can become an art project, did you know that your leftover food scraps can also be reused? That’s right – composting lets you turn your banana peels, apple cores, newspaper, … Continue reading

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Recycling with Sims Metal Management

Ever wonder what really happens to your plastic water bottle after you throw it in the recycling container? Recently, our Executive Director Harriet Taub took a morning to visit the Sims Metal Management recycling facility in Jersey City. Located on the … Continue reading

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Fiber art at its best!

Teachers are hard at work this week creating all kinds of fiber art projects in our Raw Fibers course! They’re weaving on things like CD cases, sequin honey comb, and mesh from the warehouse–they also created their own looms out … Continue reading

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Up to our elbows in pulp – and loving it!

Shanna contributes regularly to our Facebook page, and I’m thrilled that she’s started to blog! She has been with us since October 2011, helping schools and teachers register to receive MFTA supplies, lending a hand during school group visits, and assisting warehouse staff … Continue reading

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Discussing reuse with Ralph Nader

Established in 2004, by our partner within the New York City Department of Sanitation, the Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse, and Recycling, and housed at the City College of New York’s Grove School of Engineering, the Materials Exchange Development Program … Continue reading

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