Lessons from San Francisco – What’s possible

March 18th, 2010 by Richard Lord

The City of San Francisco in California, USA is aiming to be a zero waste city by 2020.  Already in 2010 they have been able to divert 75 percent of the waste they produce away from landfill.  San Francisco has established the largest urban food scraps composting collection service in the USA.  The program is available to all households in the city and over 2000 businesses.  The 300 tonnes of food waste collected daily produces certified organic compost that is used to grow food and wine.

For more information on this remarkable accomplishment visit sfenvironment.org

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