publication . Thesis . 2013

Considerations for Informed Pursuit of Zero Waste: Lessons from Two Case Studies

Thangavelu, Jennifer Anne;
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  • Published: 14 Nov 2013
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Starting in the early 2000s, a number of U.S. communities have adopted "zero waste" commitments to reduce waste as much as possible through recycling, composting, and other means. Little in-depth information exists about the impetus for or efficacy of these efforts. The author sought to build knowledge on the topic by conducting case studies of two communities: the zero waste efforts of Boulder, Colorado, and the Zero Waste Zones established in Atlanta. The two cases presented an interesting contrast, in terms of sector driving zero waste: public in Boulder, and private in Atlanta. The study aimed to use the experiences of these two communities, supplemented wit...
free text keywords: zero waste, recycling, composting, producer responsibility, Atlanta, Boulder
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