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Materials for the Arts

Materials for the Arts is a partnership between the departments of Cultural Affairs, Education, and Sanitation, promoting upcycling and reuse of materials. So far it has diverted nearly 1,000 tonnes of materials from landfill every year. Materials for the Arts collects materials and objects from businesses and makes them freely available to non-profit cultural organisations, other government agencies and schools through a warehouse space and online platform. In 2017, it redistributed nearly $10 million worth of materials. It also runs educational workshops on creativity and re-use.

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/sustainability/downloads/pdf/publications/1point5-AligningNYCwithParisAgrmtFORWEB.pdf