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Women in Energy Site Visit: Sunset Park Materials Recovery Facility

Past Event

May 3, 2019

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Location: Sims Municipal Recycling 472 2nd Avenue 29th Street Pier Brooklyn, NY 11232 The Center on Global Energy Policy’s Women in Energy is organizing a tour of the Sunset Park Materials Recovery Facility which is operated by Sims Municipal Recycling (SMR). In 2013, SMR opened its state-of-the-art materials recovery facility in Brooklyn – a facility that processes the largest volume of metal, glass and plastic in North America. About 1000 tons a day! Sims also features the largest solar panel array in Brooklyn, the only industrial size wind turbine in the city, and other sustainable features like bio swales to filter storm water runoff, oyster cages and mussel ropes. This is a unique opportunity to visit the facility and to gain an understanding of its operations and energy usage.   Attire: Closed toed shoes and long sleeves are recommended. Transportation will not be provided. This facility is located a little over an hour from the Columbia University campus via the subway so please plan accordingly and allot for sufficient travel time.  This tour is open to current students and working professionals. Space is limited. Please register only if you can commit to attending the site visit.  — If you have any questions, please contact: [email protected]

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