How Philadelphia is aiming for zero waste
The city of Philadelphia has long collected data on city properties’ waste generation and leveraged it to improve waste management, but now it’s honing in on the commercial sector too, realizing this will be crucial to hitting Philly’s zero waste targets.
Today it runs a voluntary program where both municipal and commercial operations do detailed monthly reporting and receive support to improve their outcomes.
“We wanted to recognize participants for their initiatives and provide technical assistance, advice on how to overcome waste-related challenges, and essentially provide services of a sustainability consultant free of charge. The city does this because we want commercial properties to pursue zero waste and we do not want lack of knowledge, resources, or funding to be barrier to this goal,” says Helena Rudoff, Zero Waste & Food Waste Initiatives, project lead, Office of Sustainability, City of Philadelphia.
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