"Zero-waste" movement goes mainstream

10/20/2009 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

While the average American disposes of 4.6 pounds of trash per day, many businesses and individuals are catching on to the growing "zero-waste" movement. In an effort to maximize recycling and minimize the amount of trash sent to landfills, restaurants, schools, families and even manufacturing plants, such as Honda, have embraced composting food and recycling everything from aluminum and paper to batteries and appliances.

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