Let Jeff Bezos fund city cleanup: It’s time for ‘extended producer responsibility’ for packaging

This winter’s snow made crowded sidewalks even more claustrophobic. But the real drain on street space, trash, won’t melt away with warmer weather. Instead, New Yorkers must often contend with gargantuan garbage bag piles that make things like walking, using a stroller or wheelchair, or even outdoor dining, much more difficult. Trash is not a new problem here, but it certainly has been made worse with the rise of Amazon and all the cardboard boxes the corporate behemoth delivers to our doors. 

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