Zero Waste

Racing to Zero

On the September 17th edition of Your Call filmmakers from the documentary Racing to Zero join us to talk about San Francisco’s commitment to meet its zero waste goal by 2020.


On the July 8th edition of Your Call, we’ll learn about changes in the recycling industry and how they affect what happens after you toss paper and plastic in the recycling bin.  

Zero waste in San Francisco is a 2020 vision

Jun 22, 2015
Adam Teitelbaum

“The goal is Zero Waste by 2020, and we think that is an achievable goal.”

Those words from former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom back in 2009 promoted the idea of diverting all waste from landfills. It was actually an official resolution passed back in the Willie Brown Administration. Now in 2014, Mayor Ed Lee claims the city has reached 80% diversion. Whether or not that debatable claim is true, there’s a long way to go to reach the goal. So what’s it going to take to achieve zero waste by 2020?