From upstate Seneca County to the banks of the Delaware River, people who live near landfills and trash-burning energy plants are parsing Mayor de Blasio's "zero waste" pledge—and taking action to reduce the impact of our trash on their lives.
The scene at the former Fresh Kills landfill, of beautiful scenery built about decades of bad trash policy, gives reason for optimism that the city will find a way to deal with the rising costs of managing waste. But it will take a change in mindset, not just policy.
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Seattle, Boulder and Ljubljana (that's in Slovenia) have employed approaches that New York City might find instructive as it chases Mayor de Blasio's "zero waste to landfills" goal.