Houston wins $1M in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayor Challenge

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HOUSTON, TX – New York’s Mayor, Michael Bloomberg might hate 16 ounce sugary drinks, but he loves Houston!

The Bayou City was chosen as one of the five winning cities in the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge. The challenge invites cities from all over to submit innovative solutions to national problems.

Houston won$1 million for its ‘One Bin For All’ recycling idea.

“Houston focused on enabling residents to place all of their waste in one bin and then recovering an estimated 75% of recyclables,” Bloomberg said.

Mayor Annise Parker says the new technology would not only help our environment, but save the city a lot of money.

Chicago, Philadelphia and Santa Monica, California also won $1 million for their ideas. The grand prize winner of $5 million went to Providence, Rhode Island.

Mayor Annise Parker says the prize money will help distribute the recycling technology throughout the city of Houston.

Nothing like a little green to help Houston go green!