As a millennial, the Environment is extremely important to me. It is incredibly sad to see how small changes that can make a big difference to our planet are not implemented. The inefficiency of our current recycling process must be addressed. In New York City we currently recycle only 17% of our total waste; there is no reason why this # cannot be higher! We are at a time where many individuals want to contribute and be part of the solution to get rid of this “plastic obsession” that came about in the 60’s – 70’s before anyone knew how harmful it could be to the environment. New York took the initiative to ban “plastic bags” from stores; however, this is just a drop in the bucket. And it is such a simple policy that should have been implanted years ago. As of June 04, 2020, the “plastic bag” ban in New York City is not being enforced due to Covid19.