Personally and professionally, I am very excited to see this development as Philly takes aim at one of it's many disadvantages. Bundle this with the bike lanes, river parks, covering I-95, focus on sustainability initiatives, trying to boost our public transportation and green/solar initiatives Philly is slated to be quite an amazing place in the coming years.
Most interesting fact: Every Philadelphia resident accounts for ONE TON of trash disposed a year.
We must do better about recycling, composting, reducing usage, biodegradable packaging, and education regarding littering.
It may be hard to imagine, but if Philadelphia succeeds in implementing its new and comprehensive Zero Waste and Litter Plan, the city’s infamous nickname Filthadelphia may be completely obsolete in less than 20 years.
Every year, Philadelphia disposes 1.5 million tons of residential and commercial waste — one ton for every resident. Reducing that waste — or diverting it through alternative disposal methods that can recycle or reuse the refuse— would save the city $41.5 million dollars annually, city officials said.
“To dispose waste we pay $35 million dollars a year,” Philadelphia Department of Streets commissioner Carlton Williams said. “Currently, we’re paying to recycle — it fluctuates but — around $3. And we’re spending $60-a-ton when we throw it to waste trash [landfills or incinerators].”
“Diversion is extremely important — not only is it good for the environment — there is an economic benefit for it as well,” Williams said.
For the full article visit: http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/08/07/pathway-to-greener-pastures-philadelphia-presents-plan-for-a-litter-free-city-by-2035
Author:Wesley Kays-Henry Phone: 203-554-1648 Dated: August 8th 2017 Views: 426 About Wesley: Like many others in this business, Wesley has a wide breadth of experience from carpentry and buildi...
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