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New York alumni reception and tour at Sims Sunset Park

When:Th 29-10-2015 18:00 - 20:30
Where:Plant of Sims Municipal Recycling, 472 2nd Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11232

On Thursday, October 29, RUG alumni in New York are invited to attend an evening in the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) “Sims Sunset Park”.  Our host is RUG alumnus Pieter Eenkema van Dijk (1977), President of Van Dyk Recycling Solutions.

Sims Sunset Park is an 11 acre plant on a pier in Brooklyn where all New York City’s curbside metal, glass and plastics are processed. This $110m project is a partnership between New York City and Sims and was opened in December 2013. Van Dyk Recycling Solutions delivered and installed all (Dutch) machines, that processes the recycling materials. Most materials arrive by ship. This factory is the biggest facility in the world for this type of material (2 million lbs per day). The Dutch founded New York and now they process New York's recycling!

The event is organized by the Alumni Chapter of the University of Groningen in the Greater New York area and is open to all alumni of the University of Groningen.


6:00-7:00PM                           Reception
7:00-7:30PM                           Presentation with video about the recycling process and questions
7:30-8:30PM                           Continuation reception


The event will take place in the plant of Sims Municipal Recycling: 472 2nd Avenue (between 29th and 30th Street), Brooklyn, NY 11232
Subway: 36th Street. D, N: direction Coney Island. R: direction Bay Ridge
Directions received upon registration.

Registration and Information

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Admission is free