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Hawaii County Council Advances Waste Reduction Resolution

Hawaii County Council Advances Waste Reduction Resolution

The resolution includes language that specifically excludes waste incineration as a viable waste management strategy.

A resolution to reduce waste and generate more clean energy has just made its way through several committees of the Hawaii County Council. The resolution will now head to the full council for a final vote.

West Hawaii Today reports that Resolution 301 urges officials from the Department of Environmental Management and Research and Development to collaborate on developing new waste reduction technologies and to find alternative energy sources for the island.

According to the report, the version of the resolution that passed was the second of two drafts created while it was going through committees. It includes language that specifically excludes waste incineration as a viable waste management strategy.

West Hawaii Today has more information:

The Hawaii County Council passed a resolution urging county agencies to work together to reduce waste and generate more clean energy.

Resolution 301 passed through several committees with widespread support from council members before arriving before the council Wednesday for a final vote.

The final text of the resolution urges the directors of the departments of Environmental Management and Research and Development to collaborate on developing new waste reduction technologies and find new alternative power sources for the island.

Read the full article here.

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