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Zero Waste Implementation Plan for the County of Hawai’i

| Written by Neil Seldman | No Comments | Updated on Mar 13, 2009 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

The County of Hawai’i (a.k.a. Big Island), having signed a Zero Waste resolution in December 2007, has taken extraordinary steps toward sustainable resource management. Hawai’i has designated areas for green material composting and Fats, Oils and Grease processing to liquid fuels. The Big Island is also considering a plan for new rules that will create additional resource recovery parks, mulch and compost facilities, reuse and repair facilities, a phase out of organics going to landfills, and more. Here is the recently completed Zero Waste Implementation Plan, requested by the County Council and completed by Richard Anthony Associates, Hidden Resources and ILSR in March 2009.

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About Neil Seldman

Neil Seldman, Ph.D, directs the Recycling and Economic Growth Initiative. He specializes in helping cities and businesses recover increasing amounts of materials from the waste stream and add value to the local economy through new processing and manufacturing facilities. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and is a member of ILSR’s Board of Directors.

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