Episode 16: Lauren Liles, New York City Council


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New York City recently banned all single-use plastic from being purchased for city agencies, including schools and prisons. Lauren Liles is the Communications Advisor for Rafael Espinal, Council Member for District 37 here in NYC, covering parts of Brooklyn in Bushwick, Brownsville, Cypress Hills, and East New York. Council Member Espinal was responsible for this push towards a plastic-free NYC government and green roofs being required now in all city buildings. We chatted with Lauren about this movement and why plastic bags have yet to be banned in NYC.


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