Green Quiz: Zero Waste

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Zero waste means all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.  San Francisco, a national leader in waste management, has set an ambitious zero waste goal for the city. By what year is San Francisco planning to recycle and compost 100% of its trash?

A) 2020

B) 2030

C) 2035

D) 2045


The correct answer is A) 2020.

From the San Francisco Department of the Environment: "The City and County of San Francisco believes achieving zero waste is possible. To achieve 100 percent zero waste, SF Environment will continue to advocate for state legislation and partner with producers to develop a producer responsibility system, where producers design better products and take responsibility for the entire life-cycle of a product, including take-back and recycling."