San Francisco Toughens Recycling Laws, Creates iPhone App

Date: 24 Jun 2009 | posted in: waste - recycling, Waste to Wealth | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

San Francisco recently accepted more responsibility for its waste by increasing recycling requirements.

The Board of Supervisors passed new recycling and mandatory composting rules on Tuesday in a 9-to-2 vote. The city already diverts 72 percent of the 2.1 million tons of waste its residents produce each year away from landfills and into recycling and composting programs. The new ordinance will help the city toward its goal of sending zero waste to landfills by 2020, said Jared Blumenfeld, director of the city’s Department of the Environment.

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