Clear The Air News Blog Rotating Header Image

Zero waste reports Flanders and Taiwan

Available links for download:

Alaminos, Philippines – Village leadership has established comprehensive zero waste strategies, including backyard and village-level composting, source separation programs, and small-scale sorting facilities.

Buenos, Aires, Argentina – Cartoneros, or grassroots recyclers, have won legal and financial support from the city government as well as exclusive access to the city’s recyclables.

Flanders, Belgium – Flanders has the highest waste diversion rate in Europe (73%) thanks to regional policies that are highly coordinated with decentralized and efficient local programs.

Hernani, Spain – Citizens in Hernani stopped construction of two incinerators and established an ambitious program of door-to-door collection of source-separated waste, including organics.

La Pintana, Chile – This community found that recycling their largest segment of waste—fruits, vegetables, and yard clippings—could save them money, produce valuable compost, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Mumbai, India – In this large city, a highly decentralized, people-powered model of waste management has reduced the need for costly transportation and landfill space while providing green jobs for waste pickers.

Pune, India – Pune’s waste pickers have created a cooperative that is pioneering a wide-reaching and rigorous zero waste program.

San Francisco, California – San Francisco has achieved 77 percent waste diversion by enacting strong waste reduction legislation, innovating new programs, and working to create a culture of recycling and composting.

Taiwan – The community’s fierce opposition to incineration not only stopped the construction of dozens of burners, but also drove the government to adopt goals and programs for waste prevention and recycling.

Download PDF : ZW%20Flanders


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *