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On the Path to Zero Waste: Hernani, Spain, Achieves 82% Recycling Rate!

Spain is probably not the first country that comes to mind when you think of sustainability. In 2002 the landfill that serves Hernani was nearly full. Facing a waste overflow and record high unemployment figures, they decided to dramatically change their municipal solid waste program. Through a combination of curbside collection of both recycables and organics and implementation of mandatory recycling, Hernani achieved an 82% diversion rate in its first year! They also created sixteen new jobs.


Door-to-Door Collection Reduces Waste in Hernani, Spain (via sustainablog)

“Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste” features new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy that are circling the globe. Each week, we highlight a success story in the zero waste movement, excerpted from the report On the Road to Zero Waste: Successes and Lessons from Around…



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