On average, each Floridian produces over nine pounds of waste every day
On average, each Floridian produces over nine pounds of waste every day.
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Construction Underway for Eco-Friendly Park
The University of Florida teamed up with Alachua County to create an Eco-industrial park that not only focuses on recycling – but also zero waste initiatives.
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Recycling Grows in The Villages, Sumter County
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A Guide to Waste Management
Florida’s population is growing and as as a result, we are consuming and discarding more materials — including garbage. In 2016, more than 10 pounds of solid waste per Floridian was collected.
Florida must prepare today for the more than five million new residents that are anticipated by 2030. In 2010 the Florida Legislature set a recycling goal of 75 percent by 2020 for Florida counties.
In order to support these growing communities, we must continue to ensure future growth occurs in a way that includes sustainable waste management plans, builds on our quality of life and strengthens our infrastructure to ensure all Floridians have reliable energy, water, and waste management resources to meet future demand.
For information on preparing Florida’s infrastructure for smart growth and development, download the Florida 2030 Key Targets & Strategies by visiting www.Florida2030.org
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Securing Florida’s Future Includes You
The Florida Chamber Foundation leads the state in future-focused research and continues to be a catalyst for positive change. But, we need your help to secure Florida’s future. Getting involved is easy.