Trash Talk #2 – The Challenges of Apartment Recycling

Last week Metro held a series of its Dialogues for the Region focusing on ‘Accelerating Multi-Family Waste Diversion’ (i.e. apartments and condo’s).

A tall order indeed. Compared to the 55% diversion achieved from single family homes in the region, only 16% of waste from apartments and condominiums is getting recycled. Doing the math and looking at it from the other end of the tail pipe,  the fact that 84% of waste from apartments and condo’s is going to landfill despite over 25 years of public education means we need to change our strategy dramatically in order to achieve Metro ‘s, 70% waste reduction targets by 2015. Continue reading…

Trash Talk #1 – Ready for takeoff!

Finally! The inaugural Blog Flight! To say this has been on my to do list for last 3 months (see 2011 Resolutions) is to admit it has loomed even larger on my outreach landscape for over a year now.  Alas, the Blog Plunge beckons and there is no turning back. Trash Talk is here, and like its moniker is not going away. Continue reading…