San Francisco's Zero Waste Could Aid Olympic Bid

Date: September 26, 2002

Source: News Room

The GrassRoots Recycling Network has noted that a recent vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopting a zero waste goal makes for a strong contrast with New York City. San Francisco is competing with New York City to be named the official United States entry for the 2012 Summer Games. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted earlier this week to set an aggressive goal of diverting 75 percent of the city's waste by 2010, and to establish the timeline for achieving zero waste as soon as the city reaches a 50 percent diversion rate. San Francisco currently recycles about 49 percent of its waste according to staff, and will reach the 50 percent mark later this year or next year. San Francisco is the first major U.S. city to make a strong commitment to a goal of Zero Waste, GRRN officials said. More information:

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