Materials and Recycling
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. CDT
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The average American generates about 1,800 pounds of trash per year. That trash does not just end up in landfills, trash contributes to the pollution of our streets, rivers, and air. While we must collectively work on reducing the amount of waste our region generates, the majority of unwanted waste can be converted to economic opportunities through reuse and recycling. The Materials & Recycling One STL working group taps into how the region can reduce the amount of waste we generate, reuse as much as possible, and recycle the right items correctly. The target of the Materials and Recycling working group is to reduce tonnage of waste going to landfills within our wasteshed by 30% by 2030 from a 2015 baseline.
1. Update on the state of international recyclable materials markets.
2. What local governments are doing in reaction to the international markets.
3. Communicating how to recycle responsibly to residents.
Michael Zeek, firstname.lastname@example.org