EPA Encourages Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Pursuit of Zero Waste | US
SAN FRANCISCO – Beginning with a visit to the islands by Regional Administrator Martha Guzman, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging residents of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) to provide input on the pursuit of Zero Waste as a goal and solid waste management in the CNMI. To kick off the initiative, on March 30 EPA Regional Administrator Guzman joined CNMI Gov. Arnold I. Palacios and Lt. Gov. David M. Apatang on Saipan for a Zero Waste Visioning session. RA Guzman also toured the Marpi Landfill on Saipan and Tinian solid waste facilities.
Zero Waste refers to the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials, without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.
“The EPA is proud to partner with CNMI in its pursuit of Zero Waste,” said EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Martha…