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10 Major U.S. Cities With Zero Waste Goals

David Bodamer

July 27, 2015

6 Slides

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.

About the Author(s)

David Bodamer

Executive Director, Content & User Engagement, Waste360

David Bodamer is Executive Director of Content & User Engagement for Waste360 and NREI. Bodamer joined Waste360 in January 2014. He has been with NREI since September 2011 and has been covering the commercial real estate sector since 1999 for Retail Traffic, Commercial Property News and Shopping Centers Today. He also previously worked for Civil Engineering magazine. His writings on real estate have also appeared in REP. and the Wall Street Journal’s online real estate news site. He has won multiple awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors and is a past finalist for a Jesse H. Neal Award. 

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