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    Zero Waste Program

    December 16, 2012 San Francisco

    San Francisco (SF) has a goal of zero waste by 2020. In one key way to achieve this goal, the City implemented a project designed to promote the culture of "Recycling Changes Everything." To help achieve this goal, the project included a number of initiatives to improve recycling rates.

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    Gramacho Landfill Gas to Energy System

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Through a plan to install a methane capture system throughout the landfill, Novo Gramacho Energia Ambiental and Companhia Municipal de Limpeza Urbana (COMLURB) were able to leverage Clean Development Mechanism financing to reduce the climate change impact of the Gramacho operations and to create a potential income stream for these actors in the future, through sell-back of the energy to a nearby Petrobras facility.

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    Municipal Recycling Collection Expansion

    December 16, 2012 Rio de Janeiro

    Currently, the City of Rio de Janeiro gathers only 1 percent of recyclables through official collection of separated materials, and reaches less than one-third of the City through its efforts. The City and its Municipal Urban Waste/Cleaning Company (COMLURB) aim to collect an additional 31,000 tons of waste per year by 2015, raising overall recycling rates to 5 percent. By 2025, the City hopes to have reached 20 percent collection.

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    Waste Management System

    December 4, 2012 Oslo

    Oslo has an integrated waste management system that is based on the Waste Management Hierarchy. In 2006, more than 200,000 tonnes household waste was collected and of this 1% was reused, 27% material recovered, 67% energy recovered and only 5% went to landfill. 58,000 tonnes of CO2 were avoided through use of waste to generate energy for the city’s district heating system.Oslo has an integrated waste management system that is based on the Waste Management Hierarchy. In 2011, about 240,000 tonnes household waste was collected and of this 1% was reused, 33% recycled, 60% energy recovered and only 6% went to landfill.

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