C40 Zero Waste Declaration
|Name of initiative||C40 Zero Waste Declaration|
|Secretariat||C40: 120 Park Avenue, 23rd Floor, New York, NY 10017, United States|
|Name of lead organisation||C40|
|Type of lead organisation||Other intergovernmental organization|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||United States of America|
|Description|| Waste management is one of the primary services that city governments provide and is a sector over which mayors exercise significant authority. The mayors of the world’s great cities recognize that bold action on waste management is key to making our urban centres cleaner, healthier, more resilient and inclusive.
To deliver our ambitious climate goals, we know that by 2030 we must have transformed our solid waste and material management systems to put us on track for a climate-safe future. That is why, as mayors of world leading cities, we are accelerating the transition towards a zero waste and more regenerative future by taking ambitious, measurable and inclusive actions to reduce municipal solid waste generation and improve materials management in our cities.
|Objectives|| 1) reducing the municipal solid waste generation per capita by at least 15% by 2030 compared to 2015; and
2) reducing the amount of municipal solid waste disposed to landfill and incineration by at least 50% by 2030 compared to 2015, and increase the diversion rate away from landfill and incineration to at least 70% by 2030.
|Activities|| Reduce food losses and wasting of food at the retail and consumer levels by decreasing losses along production and supply chains, minimising the production of surplus food, and facilitating safe food donation and by-products for feed production.
Implement source separated collection for food scraps and other organics and treatment infrastructure that recovers nutrients, energy and contributes to the restoration of carbon storage capacity in soils. Support the implementation of local and regional policies, such as extended producer responsibility and sustainable procurement, to reduce or ban single-use and non-recyclable plastics and other materials, while also improving goods reparability and recyclability. Increase reduction, reuse, recovery and recycling of construction and demolition materials. Increase accessibility, awareness, scale and inclusivity of reduction, reutilization and recycling programmes and policies for all communities and neighbourhoods, investing in city wide communication and engagement efforts, offering resources in multiple languages, and Ensuring benefits are distributed equitably across the city population. Publicly report every two years on the progress the cities are making towards these goals.
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|Regional / state / county actors||3||Wales (United Kingdom), Catalonia (Spain), Navarra (Spain).|
|City / municipal actors||20|| Auckland (Australia), Copenhagen (Denmark), Dubai (United Arab Emirates), London (United Kingdom), Los Angeles (USA), Milan (Italy), Montreal (Canada), New York City (USA), Paris (France), Philadelphia (USA), Portland (USA), Rotterdam (Netherlands), San Jose (USA), Santa Monica (USA).
Sydney (Australia), Tel Aviv (Israel), Tokyo (Japan), Toronto (Canada), Vancouver (Canada), Washington D.C (USA).
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|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators