It’s official! Zero Waste Endorsed by US Mayors
Dozens of communities in the U.S. have already officially adopted the principles of Zero Waste. Now more than 1000 cities are poised to do the same.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors adopted the principles of Zero Waste this July in a most fitting location—San Francisco, America’s first city to adopt Zero Waste. The conference represents more than 1400 cities in the U.S. with populations above 30,000 people.
The Mayors recognized not only the environmental benefits of Zero Waste but the economic opportunities, stating Zero Waste could create hundreds of thousands of jobs and contribute billions to the economy.
The U.S. Mayor’s Conference endorsement comes 10 years after the United Nations adopted Zero Waste as part of its Environmental Accords, also announced in San Francisco.
In its policy statement, the Mayors Conference called upon cities to adopt Zero Waste principles: “The United States Conference of Mayors encourages cities that have not already done so to work toward the adoption a similar set of zero waste principles in their own communities.”
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