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Pasadena, Calif., Creates Program to Help Businesses Reduce Waste

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The Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program is part of the city’s initiative to achieve zero waste by 2040.

Pasadena, Calif., announced it has developed a new, free program to help businesses incorporate waste reduction practices into their daily operations.

The program, called Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program, is part of the city's commitment to achieve zero waste by 2040. Participating businesses will receive technical assistance and guidance on achieving these waste reduction goals, according to the city.

Pasadena-based businesses are encouraged to join the program by completing an online application or by contacting the Citizen Service Center. The program is sponsored by the city's Public Works Recycling Program.

Pasadena Now has more:

The City of Pasadena recently developed the Pasadena Zero Waste Partner Program, a free program that assists businesses with incorporating waste reduction practices into their daily operations.

Businesses involved in the Program receive technical assistance, guidance on achieving waste reduction goals, and city-wide recognition. The Program is part of the City’s larger commitment to achieving zero waste by 2040 and increasing environmental sustainability within the community.

Sage Vegan Bistro’s Pasadena location has joined the Program, becoming the City’s first Zero Waste Partner. The restaurant’s current zero waste practices involve utilizing paper straws, paper to-go products, and transporting pre-consumer food waste to Sow A Heart Farm in Fillmore, CA for compost and animal feed.

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