Rep. Keith Ellison Calls For a Zero Waste Revolution And Industry Shake-up

Rep. Keith Ellison calls for a zero waste revolution and industry shake-up

Presidential politics don’t come up at most recycling industry conferences. Though after he delivered a crowd-pleasing speech at an event in his Minnesota district, one of the first questions Rep. Keith Ellison received was about if he’d run in 2020.
“No, but let me just say this. Whoever is running for president, we need to make them commit to zero waste,” said Ellison.
During the final session of the Resource Recycling Conference in Minneapolis, both Ellison and Barnes Johnson — director of the EPA’s Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery — discussed the political realities of achieving that goal. The session was more …

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