Assisting and expanding recycling and zero waste programs, developing model local ordinances and product bans, and improving consumer awareness.
The Source Control Action Team is working working upstream at the source on local, regional, and statewide efforts to reduce packaging and promote product take-back and other environmentally preferable packaging including encouraging refusal of single-use plastics. Some of these efforts include:
- Researching information about new legislation and develop outreach to interested parties around relevant legislation
- Expanding the Clean Business Program to encourage businesses countywide to lower the waste they produce, and to recycle/compost as necessary
- Expanding Zero Waste Programs