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  • "It's good; doesn't mean we stop there," says Tim Croll, solid-waste director for Seattle Public Utilities.

    The Urban Quest for 'Zero' Waste

  • At the end of their short use cycle, plastic bags or bottles have little intrinsic value; the large majority end up in solid-waste landfills or as litter in creeks and rivers.

    Plastic Trash in Oceans Enters Marine Food Chain

  • Stephen Haney, a manager at the city's solid-waste management department, said that his crews collect 100 tons just from the two main parades, the second of which takes place Saturday.

    A Mayor's Cleanup Effort Can't Spoil Smashing Party

  • The city's director of solid-waste services, Bob Gedert, says Austin hopes to ratchet up its diversion rate to 75% by 2020 through a mix of regulation and outreach, but says the city does not expect to reach zero waste until 2040.

    The Urban Quest for 'Zero' Waste

  • Jinko added that it has adopted several measures, including building more solid-waste storage, to restore the brook to its precontaminated state as early as possible.

    Jinko Solar Apologizes for Pollution

  • Our solid-waste employees will join the rest of the DPW family to pay their respects to Mr. Hutchins and his family on Thursday.

    D.C. cancels Thursday trash pickup

  • Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she was pleased that the mayor's potential "backing off" from the 2006 citywide solid-waste management plan "is no longer going to happen."

    Funds Restored

  • Because of budget constraints, the mayor had proposed delaying the construction of three proposed solid-waste marine-transfer stations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn.

    Funds Restored

  • Meanwhile, it is keeping up the acquisitions, jumping into solid-waste disposal.

    Wayne's New World

  • Some in the municipal solid-waste business don't believe that recycling and composting can reduce a city's waste down to nearly nothing.

    The Urban Quest for 'Zero' Waste


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