FRESC is working on strategies to transform the waste industry in the metro area. Our Policy Director, Desiree Westlund, was appointed to the City of Denver Solid Waste Implementation Plan Committee. With a recycling rate hovering around 12%, there is a lot of room to increase the amount of waste we are recycling instead of sending it to the landfill. Furthermore, a quarter of all job growth in the waste industry is in the recycling industry, providing an immense opportunity to ensure those new jobs are good jobs.
To read more about Denver’s goals for solid waste, download the Solid Waste Master Plan or Executive Summary here.