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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Sierra Club hosts forum on 'Zero Waste' issue

The Big Island Chapter of the Sierra Club invites the public to a discussion of "Zero Waste" in the wake of the County Council's recent decision to abandon plans for a garbage-to-energy incinerator.

Forum speakers will include Bobby Jean Leithead-Todd, director of the county Department of Environmental Management; Linda Damas of Recycle Hawai'i; James Weatherford, a zero waste proponent; and Jon Olson of the Sierra Club.

Zero waste is an effort to design products and packaging that can be reused, recycled or composted, and makes manufacturers responsible for used products rather than consumers or local governments, according to the Sierra Club.

The forum will be at 6:30 p.m. June 25 at the Kea'au Community Center. For more information, contact Cory Harden at 968-8965.