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[greenyes] NEWS: Zero Waste Communities Strategy adopted

Apologies for Cross-Postings

A newly adopted Zero Waste Communities Strategy has just been posted at <> This strategy was adopted on September 3, 2004 by the Zero Waste Task Force of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, California. This is an ad hoc group that recently formed to promote Zero Waste in the South San Francisco Bay Area. One of the group's intentions is to closely network with other communities pursuing Zero Waste in the Bay Area, across the State, throughout the US and around the world.

This Zero Waste Communities Strategy encourages communities to go beyond California's AB939 goal of 50% waste diversion by adopting a Zero Waste goal and developing a tailored Zero Waste Plan.

The Zero Waste Communities Strategy recommends achieving the zero waste goal by enacting Key Policies and Programs , including:
* Know Your Waste and Design It Out
* Adopt a Zero Waste Goal and Plan for It
* Hold Producers Responsible
* End Subsidies for Wasting
* Build Infrastructure Beyond Recycling
* Create Jobs and Sustainable Communities
The Zero Waste Communities Strategy includes a resolution for communities to adopt, based on a model resolution from the GrassRoots Recycling Network: <>

For More Information, Contact Michael Closson, Acterra (Action for a Sustainable Earth, Palo Alto, CA) at 650-962-9876 ext. 303, <<mailto:michaelc@no.address>michaelc@no.address>, Toni Stein at 650-853-0314, <<mailto:tweil@no.address>tweil@no.address> or Gary Liss at 916-652-7850, <<mailto:gary@no.address>gary@no.address>

Gary Liss
Gary Liss & Associates
4395 Gold Trail Way
Loomis, CA 95650-8929
Fax: 916-652-0485

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