Southeast Queens lawmaker introduces measure to address state’s plastic waste crisis


Southeast Queens Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman introduced legislation to modernize New York’s antiquated recycling infrastructure and divert hundreds of millions of tons of used plastic away from landfills, lakes, rivers and streams.

Currently, just 10% of used plastics can be reclaimed and repurposed, Hyndman explained, adding that her bill would substantially improve how New York recycles while paving the way for billions of dollars of private investment in the green economy.