‘Zero waste’ is Seattle’s new garbage mantra [Seattle Post Intelligencer]

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Moving beyond recycling to preventing garbage itself as the next generation of social and civic responsibility, Seattle Public Utilities is launching an initiative called Wasteless in Seattle.

With the long-term goal of “zero waste,” the city hopes to drastically reduce the need for landfills and to lower disposal, transportation and energy costs.

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Related: Seattle’s comprehensive plan, a 20-year plan for a sustainable Seattle

[via worldchanging]

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  1. Shooting for “Zero Waste” in Seattle

    I’m late in getting to this story about Seattle’s new “Wasteless in Seattle” initiative which establishes a long-term goal of zero waste through a combination of recycling, take-backs, product stewardship and other initiatives.

  2. Shooting for “Zero Waste”… (correct URL)

    I’m late in getting to this story about Seattle’s new “Wasteless in Seattle” initiative which establishes a long-term goal of zero waste through a combination of recycling, take-backs, product stewardship and other initiatives.