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  1. Can Corporations Encourage Sustainable Practices? - Emagazine.com
    March 1, 2018 @ 10:18 pm

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  2. Elizabeth Berry
    April 1, 2018 @ 6:23 pm

    DC may be working towards Zero Waste but it has a long, long way to go. Unlike it’s neighbors in Montgomery County, MD and Arlington County, VA it does not offer curbside collection of yard trim for composting. It has limited pick ups of Christmas trees and fall leaves that are piled for collection at specified time frames. Many people, probably most, bag their fall leaves and these are land filled . The composting program is also very limited, there is one farmer’s market in each of the city’s seven wards that citizens can go to in order to drop off their compost. it would take me the better part of an hour to get to my designated drop off place by public transportation, and about 15 minutes by car during the limited hours on Sunday mornings. Personally, I take mine to the compost bins at Whole Foods or add it to the yard trim to paper yard trim bags that I buy. Arlington, Virginia not only offers free curbside pick up, it also offers free paper yard trim bags to its residents. In DC, there is literally no option to compost year round yard trim. I do my best to pile 2-3 bags it into my Prius to drop off curbside next to other bags in Macgomery County. I applaud DC for its efforts and good intentions, but sadly we still lag behind many major cities on basic sustainability practices, including as New York, probably most major cities in California, Portland, Seattle, Austin, Burlington, and the list goes on.

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