Personally and professionally, I am very excited to see this development as Philly takes aim at one of it's many disadvantages. Bundle this with the bike lanes, river parks, covering I-95, focus on sustainability initiatives, trying to boost our public transportation and green/solar initiatives Philly is slated to be quite an amazing place in the coming years.
Most interesting fact: Every Philadelphia resident accounts for ONE TON of trash disposed a year.
We must do better about recycling, composting, reducing usage, biodegradable packaging, and education regarding littering.
It may be hard to imagine, but if Philadelphia succeeds in implementing its new and comprehensive Zero Waste and Litter Plan, the city’s infamous nickname Filthadelphia may be completely obsolete in less than 20 years.
Every year, Philadelphia disposes 1.5 million tons of residential and commercial waste — one ton for every resident. Reducing that waste — or diverting it through alternative disposal methods that can recycle or reuse the refuse— would save the city $41.5 million dollars annually, city officials said.
“To dispose waste we pay $35 million dollars a year,” Philadelphia Department of Streets commissioner Carlton Williams said. “Currently, we’re paying to recycle — it fluctuates but — around $3. And we’re spending $60-a-ton when we throw it to waste trash [landfills or incinerators].”
“Diversion is extremely important — not only is it good for the environment — there is an economic benefit for it as well,” Williams said.
For the full article visit: http://planphilly.com/articles/2017/08/07/pathway-to-greener-pastures-philadelphia-presents-plan-for-a-litter-free-city-by-2035
Author:Wesley Kays-Henry Phone: 203-554-1648 Dated: August 8th 2017 Views: 341 About Wesley: Wesley is honored to join the Kelly Group at Space & Company on his first year of real estate, and i...
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Michael’s real estate practice is focused on quality properties in established and developing neighborhoods that offer all the desirable amenities of urban living. Rittenhouse Square to Queen Village, Kensington to Passyunk, and great outlying communities such as Chestnut Hill and Spruce Hill are all within his domain.
Michael ventured into real estate in New York in the 1990’s developing residential and small business commercial properties as an investor, contractor, and end user. In 2005 he moved to Philadelphia and began working with individuals, couples, families, and investors to achieve their real estate goals. Since then, Michael has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the neighborhoods of Philadelphia, our changing market conditions, and how to position each deal. He has an inherent ability to understand his client’s motivation, tastes, and bottom line, making him in an invaluable asset to each transaction. Michael’s attention to detail and his sensitivity to the interests of all involved parties are redefining buyer’s and seller’s expectations, one client at a time.