For more info, contact:
Colleen Foster, 760-435-5021, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rick Anthony, 858-232-0826, email@example.com
ON THE ROAD TO ZERO WASTE IN OCEANSIDE
The Oceanside City Council unanimously adopted Zero Waste as a goal, and hopes to reduce the amount of materials buried or burned by 75% by the year 2020. To help it develop a plan to achieve Council’s goal, the City is holding public meetings in November to get the best ideas from residents and businesses.
This will help create more jobs by recycling more, and help residents and businesses save money by throwing less stuff away. The Zero Waste Plan will provide a road map on how we should move down the road to Zero Waste.
Every Zero Waste Business has saved money, become more efficient, reduced its liabilities and helped reduce greenhouse gases at the same time. The Plan will be designed to help businesses in Oceanside obtain those benefits.
The City has organized a series of 4 public meetings to help residents and businesses to:
November 1, 2011
3:00 PM – Recycling (understanding new state mandates requiring all
apartments and major businesses to recycle)
6:00 PM – Reuse (increasing support for local thrift stores and antique and
November 17, 2011
3:00 PM – Composting (turning yard trimmings, food scraps back into soil)
6:00 PM – Reduce (eliminating poor product design and marine debris, such as plastic bags and polystyrene take-out containers)
For more information, contact Colleen Foster at 760-435-5021, firstname.lastname@example.org. The meetings are all free, but the City asks that people RSVP to: www.tinyurl.com/zerowasteoceanside