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How Phoenix is moving towards a circular economy

Nick Michell spoke to John Trujillo, Public Works Director, City of Phoenix, about the city’s efforts to become more resource efficient and move towards a circular economy
John Trujillo, Public Works Director, City of Phoenix
Photo: City of Phoenix

Why, in 2013, did Phoenix decide to set a goal to increase its waste diversion rate by 40 percent by the year 2020?

The city of Phoenix has been a leader in solid waste with managed competition, automated collection and single stream recycling, however, the city realised that not much effort has been dedicated to the diversion of solid waste. With the projected increase in population doubling by the year 2050 and our solid waste trucks driving 7 million miles [11.3 million kilometres] each year to take trash to the landfill, the city felt it wasn’t a sustainable way to manage the city’s solid waste resources.

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