The recycling done in the south San Diego region is set to make progress during Mayo Bob Filner's first year in office. Financial incentives offered to recycling businesses in the South San Diego Recycling Market Development Zone will be offered to recycling enterprises all throughout the border region.
This week, the city council moved ahead a plan to rename the zone the South California Border Region Recycling Market Development Zone at the time it is redesignated by CalRecycle. The renewal plan approved with a unanimous vote by the Natural resources and Culture Committee on February 27th not only renews the zone that was set to expire on March 31st, it expands its boundaries.
All parts of the city, including those not currently in the RMDZ, will become part of the new zone. New communities on the list set to join together with communities from Chula Vista to Otay Mesa are Coronado, El Cajon, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, and Santee. Market growth will cover the communities in the county out past the municipal limits out east and down south, and Imperial County.
Recycling businesses in all the areas can contribute to a plan to increase the development in post consumer and secondary materials markets in the San Diego border region. Both business that join the border area enterprise and private investors can make the market more productive at a cheaper cost.
Recyclers in the cities and counties will have to lower their landfill waste by 50 percent. The California Integrated Waste Management Act mandates the reduction in landfill waste.
Popularizing the second hand markets will help prevent all parts of the region from becoming an environmental wasteland.
Breaks in to the recycling market by communities that have not participated in the market is a priority during the Filner administration. The city's plan is to use solicitations to reach out to communities at all income levels to encourage them to to join in the recycling enterprise. A shift in policy motivated by what the council calls environmental justice.
This is a Center Line Policy Alert.
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