EnACT

Title

Climate Action Group

Document Type

Presentation

Type

EnACT

Start Date

27-4-2022 10:20 AM

End Date

27-4-2022 10:40 AM

Abstract

Roughly 4.13 million tons of trash is produced each year in the city of Chicago, approximately 70% of which is compostable. Our step towards reducing trash pollution, specifically within Chicago, is to implement city wide composting. By composting we can significantly lower the amount of trash produced, in result decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. In order to successfully execute composting in the city, we would introduce a municipal composting program. Bins would be placed around the city to collect compostable material, and then what’s collected will be taken to a local composting facility about once a week. The city of chicago must be willing to fund this project, and residents must learn what is and is not compostable, in order for this to work effectively.

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Apr 27th, 10:20 AM Apr 27th, 10:40 AM

Climate Action Group

Roughly 4.13 million tons of trash is produced each year in the city of Chicago, approximately 70% of which is compostable. Our step towards reducing trash pollution, specifically within Chicago, is to implement city wide composting. By composting we can significantly lower the amount of trash produced, in result decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. In order to successfully execute composting in the city, we would introduce a municipal composting program. Bins would be placed around the city to collect compostable material, and then what’s collected will be taken to a local composting facility about once a week. The city of chicago must be willing to fund this project, and residents must learn what is and is not compostable, in order for this to work effectively.