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Brett Stav, Seattle Public Utilities, Senior Planning & Development Specialist, We welcome technological advances like this that inspire our entire society to move toward sustainability and help municipalities like the City of Seattle divert more waste than ever away from landfills.
Councilmember Mike O'Brien and Seattle Public Utilities have also released statistics that greatly exaggerate the environmental impact of print directories, falsely implying that phone books create 100 pounds of unwanted paper each year per household.
The zero-waste strategy's main components include: * Plans to increase the recycling of construction and demolition debris; * The implementation of a new program in 2009 that will provide all single-family residences with food waste pickup for composting; * The renovation of two existing transfer stations for improved recycling; * By December 2007, Seattle Public Utilities will recommend whether to ban or discourage through taxation non-compostable plastic shopping bags and polystyrene food containers; * A $100,000 annual Waste Reduction/Recycling Matching Fund for community recycling initiatives; and * A cap on the amount of material Seattle will send to landfills--440,000 tons per year, which equals the amount of material disposed of in 2006.
In mid-July, Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle City.
Paul Fowler, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point; Carsten Sinkel, BASF; Melissa Hockstad, The Bioplastics Council, a special interest group of SPI: the Plastics Industry Trade Association; Keith Edwards, BASF; Maureen Gorsen, Alston & Bird; Dick Lilly, Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Division; Kate Lewis, USDA; and Brenda Platt, Institute for Local Self-Reliance.
4, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) selected the team of ADS Environmental Services and FlowWorks to handle flow monitoring and data management for its combined sewer overflow (CSO) program.
Apartments, townhouses and condominiums that have garbage containers filled with more than 10 percent of recyclable paper, cardboard, aluminum and tin cans and glass and plastic bottles and jars will be tagged with warning notices by Seattle Public Utilities inspectors.
Working with a Seattle magazine distributor called Small Changes, Tim Bernthal of Magazines A Gain used a $14,000 waste reduction grant from Seattle Public Utilities to create a program that re-uses and distributes nearly 4,000 magazines a month to more than 40 Seattle-area organizations.