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Solid Waste Recycling and Processing, 2nd Edition by Marc J. Rogoff

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Policy Implications for Solid Waste and Recycling

This chapter provides a brief overview of how selected states and local solid waste planning entities are addressing these recycling policies, and trends, in particular “zero waste”, in their newly adopted solid waste management plans.

Keywords

Solid waste; recycling; zero waste; green vision

City of Santa Monica

The City of Santa Monica, which is located near Los Angeles, has prided itself as an environmental leader having implemented a variety of cutting edge environmental programs over the last few decades. Although the City had reached a reported 75% waste diversion rate by 2009, City political leaders wanted the City to go well beyond these limits. At that time, the City Council directed ...

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