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Zero Waste

June 20, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Philadelphia is seeking 25 locations around the city for composting facilities that will help the city achieve its goals of zero waste and litter.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
April 23, 2019, 9am PDT
A number of U.S. cities have set ambitious zero-waste goals, but reaching targets has been challenging. Turning waste into a viable commodity is one strategy to get materials out of the waste stream.
Next City
January 8, 2019, 1pm PST
Philadelphia looked at how interventions can change recycling and littering behavior.
Apolitical
September 5, 2018, 2pm PDT
In an effort to address climate change, San Francisco has a plan to get residents and businesses to do more than just recycle and compost.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 23, 2015, 2pm PDT
Meet the new plan; it's not like the old plan.
Capital
January 13, 2015, 8am PST
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.
The New York Times
October 20, 2014, 8am PDT
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 14, 2014, 9am PDT
The Minneapolis City Council is considering steps that would increase the amount of its waste stream that gets recycled.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 8, 2014, 9am PST
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.
San Francisco Examiner
October 13, 2010, 8am PDT
Architecture professor William W. Braham examines the growing trend of "self-powered", "zero-energy" and "zero waste" buildings through the lens of survivalism.
Places
August 13, 2009, 10am PDT
In Corpus Christi, Texas, officials have entered a public-private partnership to give people more reasons to recycle.
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
June 15, 2009, 5am PDT
The city of San Francisco approves a plan to require composting and recycling citywide by this fall, with fines kicking in within two years.
San Francisco Chronicle