Zero Waste Strategies
Disaster at the Dump!
What if municipalities and haulers were prepared to address salvageable materials after a natural disaster instead of relegating everything to the dump? From recovering still-functioning appliances and car parts to restoring furniture and deconstructing homes over demolishing them, local governments can work with residents and businesses in diverting materials from landfills. While city planning and budgeting are key, education and empowerment are urgent for implementation.