What’s the worst thing about aluminum doors?
New York City is home to more than 1.4 million people and more than 400 million pounds of aluminum in all its forms.
But, the problem is that a lot of these aluminum doors are made from a material called aluminum, and the state has spent the last 20 years trying to limit the amount of aluminum that is produced and recycled.
But a group of New York lawmakers and researchers have found that even though the city does have a great deal of aluminum, it doesn’t necessarily have enough.
“The problem is the city is getting about 1.6 million pounds per year, and that’s a lot,” said Jayne Brown, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Columbia University.
Brown and her co-authors examined the state’s recycling program for aluminum doors from 2009 to 2013 and found that the state collected about 2 million pounds a year.
But the state was only able to recycle about 3 million of those pounds.
So, what’s going on?
Brown and colleagues decided to look at the city’s recycling efforts and find out.
The researchers decided to investigate the citywide recycling rate in 2014.
To do that, they analyzed more than 700,000 doors from the city, from all over New York, and from three different manufacturers, which all used a process called the “metal-to-aluminum” process.
The process involves turning aluminum into a powder that is then combined with a high-energy laser to create a metal alloy.
The combined powder is then used to make the doors.
For the study, Brown and team used data from the New York State Office of Solid Waste Management’s (OSWM) 2013-2014 garbage inventory, which records how much trash is being thrown away in the city each day.
They found that for every million pounds that is thrown away, New York collects about 2.5 million pounds.
That means that, for every single door, there are about 3.3 million aluminum doors that the city could use for recycling.
For this study, the researchers also analyzed a database of door samples collected from the state in 2015, which showed that, out of the 2.6 billion aluminum doors tossed out in the year, about a third were recycled at least in part.
But some of the recyclables were also used in the production of new doors.
The researchers also found that, as a result of recycling efforts, the city has lost about 1 million pounds from the recycling rate.
This is a decrease of about a fifth of the aluminum door waste that was being thrown out in New York each year.
The bottom line, Brown said, is that the amount New York has collected in recycling is far lower than the amount it could have collected had it simply recycled all the aluminum that it did have.
Brown says that even if the state could recycle all of the metal that was produced by the aluminum makers, that still would not be enough to meet its recycling needs.
So, in the long run, the state is going to have to focus more on producing the next generation of aluminum doors, which are more durable and lighter.
“I think the way we are thinking about this is that we’re going to be in the middle of a very, very long cycle of production of aluminum,” Brown said.
“There’s going to come a time when we can get back to the way that we were, and I think that is a really great thing.”