Moving Pasadena to Zero Waste
We are grateful for the support for this from City Council, Mayor Tornek, and the staff of the Public Works Department. We also thank all who participated in the “Good to Go” campaign to bring this success.
We realize this is the beginning of a transition that will impact our entire community. That is why the “Good To-Go” campaign continues focusing its energies on implementing the Ordinance. Ginko Lee made a public statement to this effect to City Council, and we intend to support this effort.
To this end, Ginko Lee and January Nordman met with theEnvironmental Programs Manager, who has been overseeing the campaign to roll out the polystyrene ban. Municipal Services intends to put information regarding the ordinance and compliance in business license renewal packets, health certificate applications, and other, to be determined, forms of outreach. They have developed several information cards and brochures:
- Develop a “care package” of information, resources, and trends that would be delivered to all food establishments.
- Develop a “feel good” campaign that puts a positive message on using alternatives to Styrofoam. This could include posters and stickers indicating the use of compostable or recyclable containers. This would have attractive, branded graphics, with simple slogans.
- Perhaps a “green seal” campaign, similar to what is being done in Santa Monica.
- Develop, promote, and demonstrate Zero Waste take-out containers, a bring your own container approach. This would be done under Health Department guidelines. Michiko Lynch demonstrates how to make your own containers every Wednesday at Altadena Farmers’ Market at Loma Alta Park. This program may be expanded.
We are gratified to work with the city on this important step towards Zero Waste.
— January Nordman
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