San Francisco aims to achieve zero waste by 2020. To date, the city has diverted 80% of its waste from landfills.
Since 2009, all residents and businesses have been required to recycle and compost their waste, making it the first American city to make composting mandatory.
With its successful zero waste initiatives in place, the city is gaining much attention from all around the world.
Government officials from China, Italy, France, Denmark, India and many other countries have visited San Francisco’s state of the art recycling and composting facilities in hopes of learning how to replicate its success.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea