City of Tucson launches citywide campaign to improve curbside recycling
The City of Tucson’s Environmental and General Services Department (EGSD) has launched The Recycling Partnership’s Feet on the Street cart tagging recycling initiative —a community wide initiative to improve the quality of recycling in single-stream curbside recycling bins by providing residents personalized and real-time curbside recycling education and feedback. This new initiative will help the City achieve its 50% waste reduction by 2030 and zero waste by 2050 goal outlined in the Climate Emergency Declaration passed by Mayor and Council last Fall.
The Feet on the Street program is intended to increase the amount of quality recyclables – items that are accepted for recycling that are empty and dry, so they can circulate back into the recycling system to become new products or packaging. Developed by the circular economy national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership, this program helps communities achieve economically efficient recycling programs, reduces the number of new resources used in packaging, and improves the health of communities.
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