San Francisco on Track to Become Zero Waste City

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Watch Video Listen to the AudioHARI SREENIVASAN: Now a story about trash.
As the nation produces more and more, one city is trying to eliminate all of it.
NewsHour correspondent Spencer Michels reports.
SPENCER MICHELS: Each year, Americans throw away about 250 million tons of garbage. That's roughly four pounds per person per day.
You can find all manner of trash in a landfill, old bent music stands, plastic bags, and a lot of items that could have been recycled, like bottles and cardboard. Beyond the obvious blight they cause, landfills create environmental damage and emit harmful greenhouse ...

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