Visual journalist Bill Russell created a sketchbook with drawings and stories of the employees at Recology San Francisco, the WASTE ZERO facilities where we strive to recycle, reduce and re-use everything. During his time as an Artist in Residence, he captured the personalities and values that drive the people in that company to raise the standards of our industry.
Fortunately, we are not alone. In an Op-Ed this week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee reminded us of the city’s sustainability initiatives, including the Green Building Ordinance which aims to reduce water and energy use and divert material from landfills. In collaboration with the city, Recology has made curbside recycling of food scraps normal in the U.S. We have also made sure that the resources we recover, like used paint, make it to the places that need them the most.
This Thursday, please join the employees of Recology in giving thanks for the planet we share by making sure your food scraps make it to a compost bin and your recyclables make it to the recycling bin.
You can purchase Bill Russell’s sketchbook here: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1883097.