TTC is coming up in February, but you can talk trash today!
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Happy Friday, trash talkers!

The next Talk Trash City event will be held in late February. Stay tuned for more details soon!

In the meantime, we wanted to give you a quick update on our TTC contestants from the September pitch contest. As expected, all are rocking it.
The winner of our first Talk Trash City pitch contest is on a roll. Last night, Jessica Schreiber of FABSCRAP made her pitch to Project Runway judges. They were just as impressed as the TTC crowd in September, and they awarded her with $65,000 in seed-funding. Congrats, Jessica – here’s to your growing start-up and to shrinking piles of landfill-bound textiles!

Join her at the FABSCRAP Launch Party in Williamsburg tonight (Nov.18th, 7pm): Click here to RSVP 
Amanda Weeks of Industrial/Organic was a finalist at the Eco-SXSW in the Reuse + Recycling Category on Oct. 12th.
Jennifer Groves of Repeat Roses was featured in Oprah Magazine’s November Edition. 
Alessandro Ciari of GO Box has taken on a new role as Director of Communications for eco-moving company, Movers, Not Shakers! He continues to work with GO Box as they gear up for a pilot program starting in DUMBO, Brooklyn. 

In other news:

NYC Has The Largest Organics Program in the USNY Daily News: “The city Sanitation Department is expanding its food scraps and yard waste collection to almost 1 million residents — making it the largest in the country.”

National Diversion Rate at 35% - Waste Dive: “While overall population and landfill tonnage increased in 2014, daily per capita waste generation saw a slight decrease from 4.45 pounds in 2013 to 4.44 pounds per person.”

Many Skeptical about RecyclingResource Recycling: “Two groups released consumer recycling surveys on America Recycles Day, and the results show millennials may have a slightly misguided understanding of materials diversion.”
Thanks again for your interest & support! Can't wait to talk trash again soon: STAY TUNED!
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