Good Policy: Zero Waste Plan

Posted by on December 5, 2016

The City Council will be voting this week on the carefully crafted Zero Waste Plan, a landmark effort that promises to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas pollution and other environmental impacts in the region.

We’re supporting the plan because it will reduce greenhouse gases by:

  • decreasing the amount of solid waste reaching landfills
  • reducing the  number of truck trips needed to pick up waste

By streamlining a system that is currently inefficient and regionalizing contracts within the city, we can reduce greenhouse gases and help Los Angeles continue to lead on climate.