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Hawaii County Seeks Waste Reduction, Recycling Solutions

September 17, 2019

Via: Waste360

Hawaii Island’s county officials announced it’s time for a “major paradigm shift” for the island’s waste reduction and recycling efforts.

One Kohala councilman has sponsored a resolution urging directors of the Department of Environmental Management and Research and Development to develop a plan for waste reduction technology for renewable and alternative energy generation, according to the Hawaii Tribune Herald.

The government had considered, but ultimately dropped, plans for a waste-to-energy facility due to projected costs and public outcry. The county is considering alternative options as more than 250,000 tons of materials per year ends up in the county’s only landfill.

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