Second Ward, Minneapolis

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Friday, April 03, 2009

Minneapolis 7th Least Wasteful City

According to a nationwide "Least Wasteful Cities" study by Nalgene that evaluated waste reduction – including adaptive reuse, recycling, using public transit, and energy conservation – in the nation’s 25 largest cities, Minneapolis came in seventh least wasteful in the nation.

Interestingly, especially when considered in the context of the “upholstered furniture” ban being considered by the Council, Minneapolis ranked third in buying second-hand items, including clothing, electronics, and... furniture.

Other areas in which we scored high:
We're second in the nation in borrowing books from the library.
We're fourth in using reusable containers in place of disposable food storage containers (plastic bags, tin foil, etc.), and in saving leftover food.


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