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Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) Colorado
Source Eco-Cycle Solutions Hub
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
In 2006, Boulder’s City Council passed a Zero Waste ordinance and committed to a waste diversion rate of 85% by 2025. Upon adopting curbside recycling and composting programs, in 2014, the city of Boulder saw a significant increase in the amount of waste diverted from landfills. Despite...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Montana
Source Eco-Cycle Solutions Hub
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
On its Zero Waste journey, Missoula, Montana lags far behind on recycling, recovering only 20% of its total waste. Since 2014, the grassroots citizens group called Zero Waste Missoula has been working to improve Missoula’s low recycling rate and turn the city’s attention to waste...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level City or Town
State(s) Maryland
Source Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
This report identifies the root causes of Baltimore’s failed and inequitable waste system, and how its impacts intersect with racial and economic justice. The Baltimore Sustainability Plan will enable the city to move towards a new system of fair development aligned with human rights...

Type Fact Sheet or Infographic
Year 2015
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source Eco-Cycle Solutions Hub
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development
Zero Waste redesigns our systems and resource use—from product design to disposal—to prevent resource depletion, conserve energy, mitigate climate change, reduce water usage, prevent pollution, and stop ecosystem destruction. This roadmaps provides a guide for individuals to strive...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2011
Level City or Town
State(s) Texas
Source City Of Austin
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy, Finance & Procurement
Austin Resource Recovery Master Plan, a comprehensive plan designed to achieve Zero Waste in the City of Austin while enhancing the services we provide to this community....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2002
Level State
State(s) Massachusetts
Source Tellus Institute
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources
In December 2000, Massachusetts’ Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued the Beyond 2000 Solid Waste Master Plan — A Policy Framework, its plan and vision for managing solid waste over the coming decade. This report outlines necessary steps DEP needs to take in order to...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2014
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Energy
Under the City's RENEW LA Plan, the City committed to reaching Zero Waste by diverting 70% of the solid waste generated in the City by 2013, diverting 90% by 2025, and becoming a zero waste city by 2030. In order to meet these goals, increasing recycling and diversion in the commercial...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Berkeley
Policy Areas Environment & Natural Resources, Community Development, Public Spaces, Energy
This document is an internal performance evaluation of the City of Berkeley's Zero Waste goal of eliminating materials sent to landfills by the year 2020. According to this evaluation, the amount of solid waste sent to landfills from the Berkeley community dropped by approximately...

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