Fresno Zero Waste Recycling Presentation and Tour of Sunset Recycling Plant

  • Thursday, September 24, 2009
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Sunset Recycling, 2721 S Elm Ave, Fresno


Join us for this unique opportunity to hear and see for yourself how the City of Fresno is leading the way with the "Zero Waste Strategic Action Plan!" 

Cost is free to members, $5 for non-members.  Lunch will be provided.  We will be climbing a couple of flights of metal stairs.  Please dress accordingly.  Closed toed shoes are highly recommended.  Tour space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible and no later than September 14th. 

Fresno Zero Waste Recycling & Tour of Sunset Recycling Plant

This event will include a 30 minute presentation of the City of Fresno's Zero Waste program and lunch followed by a 30 minute tour of the Sunset Recycling Plant.

What is Zero Waste?
Zero Waste Principles promote the highest and best use of materials to eliminate waste and pollution, emphasizing a closed-loop system of production and consumption, moving in logical increments toward the goal of zero waste through the core principles of:

  • Pursuing 'upstream' re-design strategies to reduce the volume and toxicity of discarded products and materials, and promote low-impact or reduced  consumption lifestyles;
  • Fostering and supporting reuse of discarded products and materials to stimulate and drive local economic and workforce development; and 
  • Improving 'downstream' recycling of end-of-life products and materials to ensure their highest and best use.

How is the City of Fresno Meeting a Zero Waste Policy?

The City of Fresno Solid Waste Management Division collects 450,000 tons of trash, recyclables, and green waste annually. The City Recycling Team proposes a new City philosophy on the managing of our citizen's waste streams: "To manage our resources through the highest and best use hierarchy:  Reduce, reuse, then recycle." 

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