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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 […]
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Moving Towards Zero Waste: San Francisco’s Recycling Policy

San Francisco is at the forefront of zero waste success stories. Their recycling policy is a big reason why.  San Francisco: Zero Waste by 2020? (via sustainablog) By Virali Gokaldas and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives East Coast residents have spent the last week surveying storm damage, calculating how long it might take for […]
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The Path to Zero Waste: Recycling is Only the Beginning

When we talk about reasons to recycle the primary justification is that we can significantly reduce, or eliminate altogether, the waste that we produce. But recycling in and of itself will not allow us to accomplish that goal. Recycling is merely the first step, albeit a very important one, on the path to zero waste.  […]
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