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Pasadena City Council Adopts Zero Waste Strategic Plan

Published on Thursday, November 6, 2014 | 12:20 pm

The Pasadena City Council continues to be a leader in environmental stewardship. On Oct. 20, 214, the Council adopted a Zero Waste Strategic Plan, which sets the goal of achieving Zero Waste to area landfills by 2040 through the implementation of a series of initiatives and programs that will be developed collaboratively with community stakeholders.

At a minimum, the plan calls for Pasadena to achieve no less than an 87-percent waste diversion rate by 2040. The Zero Waste Strategic Plan was developed with extensive community input and is a framework of initiatives and programs designed to move the community toward Zero Waste.

Meeting the goal of Zero Waste will be a community-wide effort. Residents, businesses, and other community stakeholders will be invited to participate in upcoming Zero Waste initiative and program development by helping to help create the best possible programs to maximize diversion and minimize waste generation in Pasadena.

Examples of Zero Waste initiatives and programs that the City and its community partners will be exploring include diversion programs for food scraps, compostable materials and other organic items, as well as possible product and disposal bans.

Visit to read the Zero Waste Strategic Plan and for announcements on how to get involved in Zero Waste initiative and program development.

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