SEND A LETTER TO SUPPORT SB 804!
On February 22, 2012, Senator Ricardo Lara Introduced Senate Bill 804 (SB804), with the intent to establish clear definitions for thermal, chemical, mechanical and/or biological conversion technologies, which are capable of converting post-recycled residual solid waste into useful products and chemicals, green fuels and clean renewable energy.
SB 804 will be heard by The Senate Environmental Quality Committee on May 1, 2013; and we need your support.
"Converting Waste Into Renewable Resources"
Each day, 135,000 tons of trash is sent to California landfills. These materials represent a resource that could be better used to benefit the business and residents of California.
21st Century conversion technologies are changing the way we think of trash or waste. The County of Los Angeles sees trash as a potential resource, and conversion technologies are an innovative way to convert that resource into renewable energy, biofuels and other useful products.
Together with source reduction, recycling, and composting; conversion technologies can help cities and counties reduce the amount of materials currently going to landfills.
Los Angeles County is a leader in preserving the environment and protecting public health through a variety of innovative environmental programs. The County is involved in a diverse approach to waste management through our waste reduction, reuse, and recycling programs.
DEFINITIONS FOR "CONVERSION TECHNOLOGIES" AND "RECOVERY"