Each Orange Countian Challenged to Reduce Waste By 10 Percent
The Waste Free OC, Save Room for Tomorrow campaign kicked off this morning at Irvine's Frank R. Bowerman Landfill, where Janet Nguyen, chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, Alisa Drakodaidis, deputy CEO of Orange County, and Mike Giancola, director of OC Waste & Recycling, led the charge to convince residents they should throw away fewer paper coffee cups, plastic bags, food waste and anything else that might wind up at the dump. More recycling was also encouraged.
To help meet individual goals, people were directed to the campaign's new website, WasteFreeOC.com, which offers tips, resources and easy ways to reduce waste. Residents can also sign up for the "10% in 2010 Challenge" on the site.