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Old 01-27-2013, 09:34 PM
 
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Default SF on way to zero waste


San Francisco on Track to Become Zero Waste City | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 25, 2013 | PBS

Hope this stays in the California general forum and not moved to the SF sub-forum ... point being there is a lesson here to consider for the whole state ... and now I'll turn the podium over to all those who wish to make fun of a cleaner, healthier environment ... you know who you are.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:42 PM
 
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Zero waste?

Recology trash train plan for SF on hold | landfill, plan, recology - Appeal-Democrat
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:47 PM
 
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What part of "On way" wasn't clear?

From the article you linked.

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He said Recology’s announcement puts it more in line with a company credo to send no waste to landfills by 2020. “Recology and the city of San Francisco should be congratulated for this,” he said.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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What part of "On way" wasn't clear?

From the article you linked.
Zero waste by 2020 LOL, SF can't even fix its antiquated sewage system that pollutes the bay with raw sewage.
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:56 AM
 
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While zero waste may be a bit of a marketing stretch..

What is wrong with reaching for the stars Fargo?

Do you not think a composting program is good?

It is good! Sure, "zero waste" is full of proverbial sewage, but it is a step in the right direction...

Why not head over to the North Dakota forum and start talking about why ND is not taxing drillers for all the natural gas flares like they said they would?

Talk about waste and pollution......
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Old 01-28-2013, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Ohio; originally Oakland, CA
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I think it's an admirable goal to which we should all aspire, though obviously there will always be a certain amount of waste coming out of households. I think a better goal is lessening waste from businesses, who are still be biggest contributers to landfill by percentage.
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Old 01-28-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I think a better goal is lessening waste from businesses, who are still be biggest contributers to landfill by percentage.
You're not going to hear much approval of that sentiment; more like, "Damned commie Libs are telling us all what to do! I'm going to create ten times as much trash now!"...again.

Throw 'em a bone: The federal government could certainly always improve on it's questionable history of dealing with it's own waste/pollution issues. Bay Area has celebrated Superfund sites to prove that.


Treasure Island Naval Station - Hunters Point Annex, for example:
http://cfpub.epa.gov/supercpad/cursi...cfm?id=0902722

Good that SF seeks to go in the other direction.
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