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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Recommendations made to achieve green goals in Boston


Green goals in Boston


As a Boston University student, it was commonplace for me to see recycling bins alongside trash bins around campus. To my surprise, this is not the case around the rest of Boston, as only 18 percent of the city’s waste ends up recycled. This is not even close to the standards of many other cities in the rest of the United States. If BU can divert 30 percent of its waste, why can’t Boston? Increasing that number up to 75 percent by 2030 will put Boston’s name out there as a green and clean city. The initiative by the Boston Zero Waste Task Force is an important step toward this goal. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh has the opportunity to do the right thing for our city, and he should.



Sinyee Tan

Sinyee Tan is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. She can be reached at stan0083@bu.edu

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