Monday, December 23, 2013

Zero Waste vs. Our Throw Away Society

Same old song, same old tune...different time. Cities like Seattle, L.A., San Francisco, and Portland, Oregon are recycling and composting garbage with goal to reach "zero waste". That means "no garbage" in the landfills.  Read about it in Fortune Magazine
Is that possible? Only if you and your leadership have the right attitude.
I've been part of the recycling business all my career. We've been singing the same song for over 30 years about how much we waste and how expensive and destructive it is to continue to produce the garbage from day to day.
When I was in Germany a few years ago, I had the privilege of staying in a guests home for over a week. I watched how "every" container and scrap of "waste food" had a place to go, other than the trash can...take heed America...we have been saying it for decades...OWN UP.

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