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Zero Waste Resolution: Boone, North Carolina, USA

Boone, North Carolina

The town of Boone resolved to create a Zero Waste plan, which seeks to divert 80% of compostable organics, 40% of recyclables, and 20% of reusable items from the waste stream.

Action(s) Taken

  • Zero Waste goals & plans

Population

18,000

Overview of the Zero Waste Goal

After Boone adopted the U. S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, the town council passed support for a Zero Waste plan. The plan would support the idea that 80% of compostable organics, 40% of recyclables, and 20% of reusable items could be removed from the waste stream.

Boone’s Zero Waste resolution emphasizes producer responsibility, disposal bans, and the government leading by example. The Zero Waste plan has not yet been created (as of 2015).

More Information

Boone Zero Waste Resolution

Town of Boone Public Works: Sanitation and Recycling

High Country Press Article: “Commissioners Consider Zero Waste Resolution”

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