Washington, DC releases updated sustainability plan with waste reuse goals

By Katie Pyzyk, Waste Dive.

The city of Washington, DC has released a draft of its updated sustainability plan, Sustainable DC 2.0, containing several waste-centric goals. The plan furthers the waste goals from the last Sustainable DC plan, and aims to realize real-world benefits for individuals, neighborhoods and the city as a whole.

The three goals are:

  • Goal 1: Reduce the volume of waste generated per capita in the District. Target 1: By 2032, reduce per capita waste generation by 15%.  

  • Goal 2: Facilitate local reuse and recovery of materials to capture their economic and social value. Target 2: By 2032, reuse 20% of all waste produced in the District.

  • Goal 3: Achieve "zero waste" citywide. Target 3: By 2032, achieve 80% waste diversion citywide.

The public has until September 30 to comment on the draft.

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