A great story about my very favourite waste management company, Recology. Recology is based in San Francisco, and is working with the City of San Francisco to make San Francisco the first zero-waste city in the US.
It is obviously working. San Francisco is currently keeping 80% of its waste from landfill through a mix of recycling plants, composting and waste education.
Says the president and CEO Michael Sangiacomo "In the waste industry, the big money has been made putting solid waste in landfills. To me, that's not waste management: It's just putting waste in a hole in the ground and hoping nothing goes wrong. If you can put waste back into commerce, that's much smarter"