The Pedal Co-Op is a worker run organization that offers an alternative recycling and compost hauling service to businesses in Philadelphia. Using trailers attached to the back of bicycles, riders for the Pedal Co-Op haul recyclables to Blue Mountain Recycling and compost to local gardens. Philadelphia uses a fleet of 200 diesel trucks for waste removal. Emissions from diesel trucks contain carcinogens and contribute to smog, acid rain, and global climate change. They also consume large amounts of fuel, averaging only 3 miles per gallon. By offering recycling by bicycle, the Pedal Co-Op provides businesses the chance to opt of of the current waste removal system.
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