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Sanitation Workers Strike in San Diego

San Diego is the most recent city to join the zero waste bandwagon Its city council greennbsplit aggressive new goals for the city earlier this monthThe approved plannbspenvisions the diversion rate climbing to 75 percent by 2020 90 percent in 2035 and 100 percent in 25 yearsThe city is now hosting a series of zero waste meetings to flesh out the details of how it will achieve those goals

Republic Services workers in San Diego are demanding better wages and worker conditions. A strike has entered its 19th day allowing trash to pile up in the city.

The company and its employees entered negotiations again on Tuesday following a holiday break. Republic notified local media outlets that is it continuing its regular collection schedule with the help of relief crews.

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