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Nantucket, Massachusetts Going Zero Waste

October 20, 2009

My friend Colleen sent me this article from the New York Times >> Nudging Recycling from Less Waste to None. Really, really interesting stuff. Nantucket, MA is running out of landfill space fairly quickly. The island takes more actions to recycle and reduce landfill waste by adopting “zero waste” ideals.

I inserted some of the photos from the article below:


Kiddies recycling.


What mixed recycling looks like before it is sorted into different types (plastic, aluminum, glass, etc)


Nantucket claims that composting is HUGE factor in how they are decreasing the volume of their landfills. Look at this huge room just for compost!


WALL-E anyone?

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  1. October 27, 2009 14:22

    Im sorry but those compost rows are pretty small for an industrial operation. And just as well. It really seems that the bigger the contribution, the bigger the operation can be without negative effect, however in colder or exposed climates, indoor enclosed composting makes sense. This will add a lot to the cost of setup, however disused buildings can be utilised so long as the digger can get about easily. Go Nantucket.

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