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City Club Missoula Forum - Recycling isn't enough: Missoula works to reduce waste by 90 percent

August 15, 2017View for printing

The next time you throw away a plastic bottle, remember that you could be contributing to the nearly $5 million worth of recyclables that end up in Missoula's landfill each year.

On Monday, members of Missoula's Zero by Fifty leadership team presented City Club Missoula http://www.cityclubmissoula.com/ members with tips for reducing the city's waste. In this context, waste refers to trash that finds its way to a landfill.

The Missoula City Council unanimously approved a Zero Waste Resolution in February 2016, vowing to reduce the city's waste by 90 percent by 2050.

Katie Deuel, executive director of Home ReSource and a member of the leadership team, said the first step in making a difference with waste is changing how we see waste - not as garbage, but as materials with value.

By Katy Spence

Full Story: http://www.missoulacurrent.com/outdo ... -reduction/
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