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Zero-Waste Town Creates Buildings From Reclaimed Materials

The Kamikazt Public House embraces the zero-waste mission of Kamikatsu within its blueprint, displaying a number of curated eco-friendly and environmentally-conscious choices within its design. The structure possesses openings throughout, where cool air can flow in during the summer season, including the building’s eight-meter-tall wall of windows made from an assortment of reclaimed materials from nearby abandoned houses. The building also possesses reclaimed tiles for the flooring, a chandelier made from bottles and newspapers repurposed into wallpaper while the exterior boasts reclaimed cedarwood boards colored with naturally derived persimmon tannin paint.

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Rep. Ellison Introduces Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act | Congressman Keith Ellison

WASHINGTON—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Development and Expansion Act (H.R. 3237) today, which will support communities striving towards zero waste by establishing a grant program that funds the infrastructure, technology, and community outreach needed to achieve it.

“Preventing waste and diverting  it from our landfills means a healthier environment and a  more sustainable economy,” Rep. Ellison said. “Zero Waste is about preventing waste at the source and reusing the rest. It’s also about creating local jobs, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and using our limited resources wisely.”

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Richard Conlin » Blog Archive » ZERO WASTE IN CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION

On Monday, December 10, the City Council unanimously approved an ordinance taking the next step towards zero waste in the construction/demolition arena.  The ordinance prohibits recyclable material from being disposed of in construction and demolition garbage containers, railhead intermodal containers, and the City’s transfer stations.  It also creates a construction waste recycling facility certification program to ensure that there will be recycling facilities available, and requires construction and demolition waste generators to submit reports that document how they dispose of their waste.

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