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Your Call: What will it take to achieve zero waste?


On the September 17th edition of Your Call filmmakers from the documentary Racing to Zero join us to talk about San Francisco’s commitment to meet its zero waste goal by 2020. 

San Francisco is among few cities in the country aggressively trying to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfills. But in 2014 it sent more than 450,000 tons of trash to landfills - an increase from its recent downward trend. Is it possible to create a zero waste culture? How do we divert 100% of waste from landfills and to other streams that allow for use in new ways? 


Director Christopher Beaver produces and directs multi-media projects concerned with the human experience of the environment. 

Producer Diana Fuller is a free-lance curator, editor, and producer. 

Web Resources:

Racing to Zero

San Francisco’s Department of Environment

Environmental Protection Agency: Municipal Solid Waste and Advancing Sustainable Materials Management, Facts and Figures 2013

Five Thirty Eight: San Francisco Stalls In Its Attempt To Go Trash-Free

NPR: After Dump, What Happens to Electronic Waste