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Zero Waste Plan Outcomes and
Priority Actions Diversion
Waste prevention, recycling and composting activities also reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Significantly decreasing waste disposed in landfills and incinerators nationwide will reduce
greenhouse gas emissions the equivalent to closing 21% of U.S. coal-fired power plants. This is
comparable to leading climate protection proposals such as improving national vehicle fuel
This Zero Waste Plan will help both residents and businesses contribute significantly to solving some
of the biggest challenges facing the community today. Residents who embrace Zero Waste lifestyles
will find that they have more time and money for their family, friends and experiences, as they will
focus more on what and why they buy things. Businesses that embrace Zero Waste throughout the
country have already achieved over 90% diversion of materials from landfills, incinerators and the
environment. Those businesses have all saved money, increased efficiency and reduced liability,
greenhouse gases, and litter to the environment. Many Baltimore businesses are striving to be more
sustainable. Zero Waste will help them get there. The time to act is now.
Baltimore’s Fair Development Plan for Zero Waste