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Grass Roots Recycling Network: Zero Waste in Minnesota

Date: December 13, 2001

Source: News Room

Calling on state officials to give Minnesota's long-term solid waste plans "a 21st Century tune-up," Minnesota government officials, business representatives, and recycling professionals have urged a state "blue ribbon" panel examining the future of waste management to go beyond recycling to "Zero Waste ... or darn close." Minnesota¹s Solid Waste Advisory Committee is holding hearings to continue shaping the state¹s long-term solid waste management plans, and Minnesota¹s Grass Roots Recycling Network is seeking to encourage the state to consider Zero Waste possibilities. GRRN is a North American network of waste reduction professionals and activists and is a leading proponent of Zero Waste strategies. GRRN¹s recently released Zero Waste Briefing Kit provides decision-makers with the information, tools, and case studies to make Zero Waste planning a reality. GRRN¹s Briefing Kit details how current public policy and corporate practice act asbarriers to Zero Waste, as well as the ways businesses and communities are transforming a liability (waste) into a community asset (resources). More information: www.grrn.org.

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