Seattle's Latest Recycling Proposal
In a meeting yesterday, Seattle City Council's Libraries, Utilities, and Center Committee voted to recommend that the full council approve the new solid waste plan. This plan, if approved, would build on to our existing plan with a few additions.
The change that could affect us the most is the prohibition of trashing organic waste at home and in businesses by 2016 and a compost program for diapers and pet waste by 2020! If you're in the construction business, this plan would also restrict debris from construction and demolition by 2017.
Overall, the goal is to increase Seattle's recycling rates to 60% by 2015 and 70% by 2022. Think these measures will help?
If you're into Powerpoint presentations with graphs, here's the full proposal >>
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