DC Council Convenes Recycling Roundtable
by Chris Weiss, Executive Director, DC Environmental Network
DC Environmental Network (DCEN) & Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery (CORR) submit joint testimony.
On September 28th Councilmember Mary Cheh, Chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Works, and Transportation held a public oversight roundtable on recycling and waste disposal in the District of Columbia.
Many organizations testified including the Institute for Local Self Reliance, Alice Ferguson Foundation, Sustainable Community Initiatives, Waste Division DC, Free State Farms, Sierra Club (DC Chapter), Global Green USA’s Coalition for Resource Recovery and the DC Environmental Network. Bayshore Recycling, Progressive Waste, C&D Recycling & Broad Run Recycling represented the business community. Bill Howland, Department of Public Works, represented Mayor Gray.
Matt de la Houssaye, Program Associate for Global Green USA, testified on behalf of the Coalition for Resource Recovery (CORR) and the DC Environmental Network. He described Global Green USA programs focused on food-service packaging, recyclable alternatives to wax boxes in the meat and produce industries and food waste recovery systems and technologies.
More importantly, Matt communicated a willingness to share recycling and waste expertise that Global Green USA has accrued in New York City, New Orleans, Los Angeles and in many other communities throughout the United States.