Palo Alto, Calif., Looks Toward Zero Waste Plan

Palo Alto, Calif. — The City Council of Palo Alto, Calif., has voted to draft a zero waste goal and action plan that it will then vote on next spring. City Council Member Yoriko Kishimoto said, "As we look ahead to our landfill closing sometime in the next 10 years, we were searching for a comprehensive and visionary policy framework which looks beyond 50 percent diversion" — referring to California’s goal of having its cities divert 50 percent of their waste from landfills.