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Title: Zero Waste Communities: SF Bay Area Update


1
Zero Waste Communities SF Bay Area Update
  • Presented to Northern California Recycling
    Association
  • Recycling Update 2006, Oakland, CA
  • April 4, 2006
  • by Gary Liss, Loomis, CA916-652-7850,
    Gary_at_GaryLiss.comwww.GaryLiss.com

2
Zero Waste Worldwide(www. ZWIA.org)
  • Eurobodalla Council, Australia
  • Willoughby Council, Australia
  • South Australia State Government
  • Canberra, Australia
  • The State of Western Australia
  • The State of Victoria, Australia
  • South Africa (Natl. Waste Summit 2001)
  • NZ Entire Country
  • Over 50 of NZ Cities
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Doncaster, UK
  • Bath, UK
  • Blaenau Boro, UK
  • NE Somerset District, UK
  • Candon City, Philippines
  • Kamikatsu, Japan
  • Kovalam, India
  • Kanchrapara, India

3
Zero Waste North America
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Nelson, BC
  • Regional District (RD) Kootenay Boundary, BC
  • RD Central Kootenay, BC
  • RD Nelson, BC
  • RD Cowichan Valley, BC
  • Sunshine Coast RD, BC
  • Smithers, BC
  • Nanaimo, BC
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Seattle, WA
  • Boulder County, CO
  • Summit County, CO
  • Carrboro, NC
  • Central Vermont Waste Management District
  • New York City (Citizens ZW Plan developed, but
    not adopted by City)

4
CA Zero Waste Communities
  • CIWMB Strategic Plan
  • San Luis Obispo County
  • Del Norte County
  • Burbank (informally)
  • San Bernardino County Zero Waste Communities
    (informally)
  • SF Bay Area
  • San Francisco
  • Santa Cruz City
  • Santa Cruz County
  • Berkeley
  • Palo Alto
  • Sonoma County LTF

5
Bay Area 50 Diversion 2002
6
Bay Area ZW Communities
  • Informal Working Group
  • Share Info
  • Work Together on Common Solutions (e.g., U-Waste,
    EPR)
  • Meet Monthly
  • zerowastecommunities_at_ecologycenter.org

7
Key Lessons for Zero Waste
  • Someone Has to ASK to Adopt ZW
  • Environmental Group (e.g., GRC-CIWMB, Berkeley
    Ecology Center, ZWTFSoBay, New Zealand ZW
    Trust)
  • Elected or Appointed Official (Palo Alto)
  • Staff (San Francisco)

8
Key Lessons for Zero Waste
  • Businesses Leading the Way
  • www.grrn.org/zerowaste/articles/companies_zw.html
  • Zero Waste Communities Strategy
  • www.crra.com/grc/articles/zwc.html

9
Funding for Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste Landfill Fee 20-40/ton
  • Credit Local Fees
  • Half to Public/Private ZW Programs
  • Half to State Bonds
  • State Bonds Local Govt. Match
  • Proportional to use of Reused, Recycled or
    Compost Materials

10
Key Lessons for Zero Waste
  • Connect with Other Programs
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Stormwater Runoff
  • Energy
  • Urban Environmental Accords
  • Climate Change Sustainability
  • Green Business
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Environmental Justice

11
Upcoming Zero Waste Events
  • Counting Down to Zero Waste Workshop, San Rafael
    (Marin Co.), 4/18/06, 630-9 pm,
    www.noexpansion.org/
  • Zero In on Zero Waste Dont Let Your Bottom Line
    Go to Waste, Anaheim, 6/8/06,
  • www.earthresource.org/
  • CRRA Conference, San Jose, 8/6-9, 2006,
    www.crra.com
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