The concept of zero waste continues to spread. Many companies have worked to achieve “landfill free” status at their facilities. On the public level, the ranks of states, counties and cities with zero waste initiatives on the books are also growing.
Whether zero waste is an achievable goal remains a big question. But here’s the first of two looks at the state of zero waste legislation in the United States. In this first gallery, we’re focusing on the largest U.S. cities with zero waste aspirations. Part two will examine efforts on the state and county level as well as look at smaller cities with zero waste targets.
The cities are ranked by 2014 estimated population levels.