New research from the city of Boulder shows that 53 percent of citywide waste was kept out of the landfills through recycling, composting or reuse. This represents an additional three percent of diverted waste when compared to 2019.
The study indicates progress in reducing landfilled waste as well as improving rates of recycling and composting.
Waste reduction is also a key pillar of Boulder’s climate initiatives work.
“The recently released data signals a robust community commitment to achieving zero waste,” said Sustainability Data and Policy Analyst Lauren Tremblay. “We applaud our community’s efforts in making meaningful progress toward realizing this key climate goal."
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