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LA Fashion District Cleans Up

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Comprised of 90-blocks Downtown, the LA Fashion District Business Improvement District has just been awarded the International Downtown Association’s Merit Award in Sustainable Development. Per the press release a recycling company, Etec, LLC, approached the District about creating a "customized collection service based on direct input from merchants," resulting in "two 20-ton collection trucks and a uniformed team of collectors to service a 10-block pilot project area six days a week." The program, a collaboration with the City of LA, then extended to flower cuttings and green waste. In total "Over 19 tons of material is now being recycled every week and those numbers continue to increase every month as the program expands to include the entire LA Fashion District." Just think if this was taken citywide. [LA Fashion District]