Wednesday, December 15, 2010

New SWM plan for New York

New York has finalized a new solid waste management plan - focused on minimising waste up front - for the first time since 1987.
New Yorkers produce more than 14 million tons of waste each year, 20% of which is recycled and the rest is destined for landfills and waste combustors. The plan - Beyond Waste: A Sustainable Materials Management Strategy for New York - sets forth a new approach for the state, shifting from focusing on "end of pipe" waste management to reducing waste from the start. This plan provides a framework to municipalities, businesses and the public  that can help minimize waste, increase the use of materials that can be reused or recycled.

Original Post in Waste Management World
on Dec 15th, 2010

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