Commissioner Toor talks recycling and ‘zero waste’

Source: Gazette
Author: Sherry Greenfield
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Date Published: 06/12/2008

In 2006, Boulder County Commissioners took an unusual step and adopted a resolution encouraging its government and residents to work toward creating ‘‘zero waste.” The resolution by the three-member board meant that the county would devise a plan to reduce trash by 50 percent or better by 2010. The ultimate goal is the elimination of all waste by 2025. The county has already upped its 50 percent goal by 2010 to 75 percent or higher. Commissioner Will Toor (D), elected to the board in 2004, was instrumental in developing the resolution along with programs and policies designed to reduce trash.