Atlanta Declares Itself a ‘Zero Waste Zone’
First there was Atlanta’s “Carbon Neutral Zone.” Now the city is proclaiming its downtown area a “Zero Waste Zone.”
The Zero Waste Zone is an initiative that was announced last week through a partnership between local Atlanta area restaurants and the massive convention center that will divert tons of garbage, food scraps and used cooking oil from landfills.
The participants of this great program will begin composting leftover food and sending spent grease for conversion to biofuel. The Georgia World Congress Center, Hyatt Regency, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse and more than a half-dozen other businesses are participating in the initiative’s first phase, which focuses on the downtown area.
Composting leftover food from major buildings in the area will prevent about 34 tons of waste from hitting landfills and produce more than 20 tons of compost each month!
Click here for more details. What is your city doing to curb its waste issues?