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Canceled: Virtual Speaker Series - Zero Waste DC -- Recycling Practices and Regulations in the District of Columbia


Tue 09 / 21 / 2021
11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Unfortunately, our speaker has a conflict on this date.
We will be re-scheduling this presentation as soon as we can.

Zero Waste DC -- Recycling Practices and Regulations in the District of Columbia

Speaker: Wilson Reynolds

Have you ever been unsure about which items can be recycled or which items are too hazardous to put in your trash bin?  What tips are there for composing or reducing plastic waste?  Wilson Reynolds will answer these questions and more as he tells us about DC’s Zero Waste DC program which enables the DC Government to speak with one voice in developing and providing resources that help our residents, business, and visitors move toward zero waste.  DC defines zero waste as the diversion of 80 percent or more of waste generated by the city; acknowledging there will be some materials that are not recoverable and will be sent to landfills or waste-to-energy facilities. Zero Waste DC brings together government agencies and programs responsible for developing and implementing cost effective strategies for converting waste to resources, improving human and environmental health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating inclusive economic opportunity, and conserving natural resources. Achieving zero waste requires the collaboration of businesses, government, schools, community groups, and residents.

Wilson Reynolds is the Solid Waste Program Coordinator in the Office of Waste Diversion in the DC Department of Public Works and is one of the office’s community outreach staff.

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