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Digital Litter Index Aims to Catalog and Reduce Philly's Trash Problem
thephiladelphiacitizen.org

Digital Litter Index Aims to Catalog and Reduce Philly's Trash Problem

2.13.17 | The city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet is launching a digital litter index to catalog the enormity of trash in Philly and reduce waste.

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Philadelphia to pilot litter index survey using GIS technology
wastedive.com

Philadelphia to pilot litter index survey using GIS technology

2.8.17 | In one of the first public moves from Philadelphia's new Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, the city will pilot a litter index program in two neighborhoods to develop a better understanding of waste patterns, as reported by Government Technology.

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Philly Uses Tech to Tackle Litter
govtech.com

Philly Uses Tech to Tackle Litter

2.7.17 | This spring, Philadelphia will pilot a new litter index aligned with the city's Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, and digitize the results.

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Composting in Philadelphia: Where we are and where we are going
planphilly.com

Composting in Philadelphia: Where we are and where we are going

2.6.17 | “Setting a zero waste goal without having organic diversion is inconceivable,” said Nic Esposito, Zero Waste and Litter Director at the Managing Director’s office. “So, at least by 2035, we’ll have organics collection in the city of Philadelphia, if we stick to our plan.”

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Mayor assembles cabinet to clean up Philadelphia
metro.us

Mayor assembles cabinet to clean up Philadelphia

12.27.16 | Can anyone really clean the infamously dirty streets of 'Filthadelphia'? In six months, however, the city can expect to see a new "action plan" for grappling with litter and waste from the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, which Mayor Jim Kenney created by executive order last week.

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Philadelphia aiming to achieve zero waste goal by 2035
planphilly.com

Philadelphia aiming to achieve zero waste goal by 2035

12.21.16 | Imagining a clean Philadelphia is hard, but Mayor Jim Kenney is trying to tackle that challenge. He wants to reduce the 2.5 million tons of waste that the city generated in 2014 to zero by 2035.

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Philadelphia Sets 2035 Zero Waste Goal, Creates Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet
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Philadelphia Sets 2035 Zero Waste Goal, Creates Zero Waste & Litter Cabinet

12.21.16 | Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney Tuesday signed an Executive Order creating the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, charged with creating a comprehensive plan for waste reduction and litter prevention.

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Kenney Creates Trash Cabinet to Make Philly Cleaner … by 2035
phillymag.com

Kenney Creates Trash Cabinet to Make Philly Cleaner … by 2035

12.21.16 | Philly will join cities like New York and Los Angeles, which have also implemented "zero waste" plans.

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Philadelphia mayor creates 16-member 'zero waste' cabinet
wastedive.com

Philadelphia mayor creates 16-member 'zero waste' cabinet

12.21.16 | The cabinet's main goals will include making Philadelphia a "zero waste" city by 2035, reducing illegal dumping, improving community engagement around littering, identifying measurable standards and releasing annual reports.

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Mayor Kenney establishes Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet to address Philly's trash problem
phillyvoice.com

Mayor Kenney establishes Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet to address Philly's trash problem

12.20.16 | Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney announced on Tuesday the creation of a Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet that will be tasked with creating a comprehensive plan to reduce waste and prevent littering.

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