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Philly is taking “reduce, reuse, recycle” to a whole new level.
The city announced on Monday morning its plan for a “waste-free Philadelphia” following Mayor Jim Kenney’s December executive order creating a Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet.
The lofty goals of the cabinet, led by Director Nic Esposito, are to divert all Philly trash from landfills by 2035 and curtail the city’s litter problem by focusing on waste reduction and community engagement.
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“Philadelphia disposes of nearly one ton of waste for each of our 1.5 million residents,” Kenney said in a statement. “So, while everyone knows cleaning up litter is important, we also have to concentrate on reducing waste before it has the chance to become litter.”
That community engagement piece is essential. To educate Philadelphians on how they can get involved in waste reduction, the city launched CleanPHL, a website featuring resources for residents. Want to organize a cleanup? Not sure where the closest sanitation center is? The site’s got you.
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