Milan is a city with 1.36 million inhabitants and 800,000 commuters, within an area of only 182 km2, thus there are some critical issues such as lack of space within the city, and a high quantity of produced waste.
San Francisco recently won the Waste Management category at the inaugural C40 & Siemens City Climate Leadership Awards. Here the City’s Director of the Department of the Environment discusses the secrets behind the Zero Waste Program’s success.
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.