Zero Waste

Waste-to-energy plants, or incinerators, are classified as renewable power plants by the EPA. A controversial Baltimore plant is under construction as well. More common in Europe, they may be catching on stateside due to low recycling rates.
Jan 13, 2015   The New York Times
Research has shown that the world's largest land use, grazing, holds enormous potential when linked with composting, to dramatically reduce the carbon content of the atmosphere through sequestration while concurrently restoring degraded rangeland.
Oct 20, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
The Minneapolis City Council is considering steps that would increase the amount of its waste stream that gets recycled.
May 14, 2014   Minneapolis Star Tribune
First came plastic bags, then styrofoam cups, and now, plastic water bottles—though the ban is not as far-reaching as the former two in that it is restricted to sales on city property, including street fairs.
Mar 8, 2014   San Francisco Examiner
Architecture professor William W. Braham examines the growing trend of "self-powered", "zero-energy" and "zero waste" buildings through the lens of survivalism.
Oct 13, 2010   Places
In Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have entered a public-private partnership to give people more reasons to recycle.
Aug 13, 2009   Corpus Christi Caller-Times
The city of San Francisco approves a plan to require composting and recycling citywide by this fall, with fines kicking in within two years.
Jun 15, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle