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File #: 17-0022R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Moving Baltimore to Zero Waste
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 4/24/2017 In control: Judiciary and Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action: 6/5/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Moving Baltimore to Zero Waste For the purpose of requesting that representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Health Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, the Office of Sustainability, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and other City agencies involved with waste reduction efforts in Baltimore appear before the City Council, along with experts on Zero Waste efforts nationwide, to discuss the development of a Zero Waste plan for Baltimore that will advance sustainability, public health, and job creation.
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Bill Henry, Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Edward Reisinger, Shannon Sneed, Zeke Cohen, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Kristerfer Burnett, President Young
Indexes: Baltimore City, Informational Hearing, Zero Waste
Attachments: 1. 17-0022R~1st Reader, 2. BCPSS 17-0022R, 3. HCD 17-0022R, 4. Health 17-0022R, 5. DPW 17-0022R, 6. Office of Sust. 17-0022R, 7. 17-0022R~2nd Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Clarke


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Moving Baltimore to Zero Waste
For the purpose of requesting that representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Health Department, Baltimore City Public Schools, the Office of Sustainability, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and other City agencies involved with waste reduction efforts in Baltimore appear before the City Council, along with experts on Zero Waste efforts nationwide, to discuss the development of a Zero Waste plan for Baltimore that will advance sustainability, public health, and job creation.
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Many of our most pressing environmental problems are, at heart, caused by waste and inefficiency in how we produce, distribute, and consume products. Eliminating or reducing this waste would yield huge dividends for our future. For example, waste-to-energy incinerators emit more CO2 per unit of electricity than coal plants, making products from recycled materials rather than new raw materials can cut energy use by as much as 95%, and recycling programs support 6 to 10 times as many jobs as disposal efforts.

The closer we can get to eliminating waste, the greater the returns for our City, nation, and world. Zero Waste is an effort to maximize these returns by creating sustainable manufacturing and consumption cycles where all discarded materials can become resources fo...

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