RecycleMTA Official Video

We are proud to release the RecycleMTA project video. Enjoy!

Coming soon…

Coming soon is the the RecycleMTA video with clips from all stages of the project.

The video will feature the song “Little One” performed by District Somnium. The song based on the earth’s environmental decline which was inspired by classes taken at Parson’s MFA D+T program. The classes brought a certain perception of the earth’s current environmental statusĀ  to the attention of the students and so came “Little One” on the band’s new album. It was written in the point of view of an elder talking to and warning a younger audience that the environment is in an unstable condition.

Lyrics for the tune can be found at this link.

Shipping the Package

These are the pictures taken during the shipment of our project to the MTA’s President of Operations.

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Posting the Posters

Here pictures of our posters posted around subway stops in Manhattan.

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Collecting Cards

Here are pictures of the RecycleMTA team collecting cards from pedestrians.

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MTA Poster

Look for this poster around Union Square on Oct. 1st

QR Code

Help us spread the word of RecycleMTA with this QR Code!

Post to your facebook/twitter accounts to help support a good cause.


You can find the RecycleMTA project team in Union Square these dates:


Wednesday, Sept 21

Monday, Sept 26

Wednesday, Sept 28



Saturday, Oct 1





If you look closely you will notice that discarded Metrocards litter the streets and
subway stations of New York. We were able to collect many cards by scavenging
around the stations as well as asking others to donate their expired ones. While
talking with subway riders, we realized that it is common for many to carry and
or keep countless superfluous cards. Thank you to all those who donated your
Metrocards, without your help our project may not have been a success.

By using the Metrocards, we created a sculpture, which we hung around several
station entryways. We hoped that it would create awareness, by taking the cards
from the floor and bringing them back into sight. By stringing the cards together,
our goal was to make MTA as well as subway riders conscious of the amount of litter
created solely from Metrocards. We hope in the future that citizens will think twice
about dropping their cards anywhere and the MTA will find a better system soon.