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File #: 20-0202R    Version: 0 Name: Baltimore's Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste: 2020-2040 and Beyond
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/9/2020 In control: Health
On agenda: Final action: 4/6/2020
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Title: Baltimore's Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste: 2020-2040 and Beyond For the purpose of calling on the Mayor, the Board of Estimates, and all affected City agencies to formally acknowledge and move forward in implementing the “Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste.”
Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Danielle McCray, Shannon Sneed
Indexes: Baltimore City, Fair, Zero Waste
Attachments: 1. 20-0202R~1st Reader, 2. 20-0202R~2nd Reader
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Clarke and Councilmember Reisinger
A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Baltimore's Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste: 2020-2040 and Beyond
For the purpose of calling on the Mayor, the Board of Estimates, and all affected City agencies to formally acknowledge and move forward in implementing the “Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste.”
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On February 22, 2020, United Workers, joined by their contractor, Zero Waste Associates; the President, the Vice President, and other members of the Baltimore City Council; and by advocates from across the City, especially from those Southwest Baltimore neighborhoods most negatively affected by the pollution of incineration and those most active in demanding significant and timely detoxification of the air we breathe and the land we cherish presented Baltimore’s “Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste” (the “Plan”).

By this Resolution, these parties are now calling for partnership and approval of this Plan’s spirit and specifics by the Mayor and City Council, the Board of Estimates, Sustainability Commission, and the Department of Public Works. The United Workers and the City Council have arrived at this decisive Resolution after 3 years of intense discussions, hearings, research, and ground-laying legislation.

On April 24, 2017, the City Council held its first hearing on “Moving Baltimore to Zero Waste” that brought together multiple City agencies to launch coordinated plans to advance a holistic Zero Waste plan with sustainability, public health, and job creation as crucial components.

In 2018, the City enacted a ban on Styrofoam. In 2019, the Baltimore Clean Air Act was ena...

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