Minneapolis ordinance requires business recycling
"Soon, wherever you live, work, learn, worship, play or do business in Minneapolis, you will be able to recycle," Mayor R.T. Rybak told the news source. "This ordinance gives recycling the normal, routine status it deserves. Now it's up to all of us to do our part to recycle."
The mandate is one that will help Minneapolis cut costs across the board by reducing the amount of trash that needs to be hauled away to local landfills and collectively improving the city's sustainability. Planners are already working with local businesses to help them organize twice monthly recycling collection, adding recycling containers and storage areas to their facilities and providing instructions to employees.
"The broad-based support for this, from residents to business owners alike, demonstrates that the consensus we have is that we need to recycle more and send less trash to garbage burners and landfills," city council member Cam Gordon told the news source. "It is my hope that this will push us to do more to make this a greener, cleaner city."
Minneapolis is one of the many cities throughout the country that has seen the economic and environmental benefits of recycling and is doing everything in its power to create a sustainable community for its residents.