April 25, 2013
by Adrian Martinez
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LA city council overwhelmingly supports new direction on trash

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
In one week, the LA City Council has tackled adopting a position to move away from coal and addressing its trash woes — talk about a productive … Continue reading

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April 16, 2013
by Adrian Martinez
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Ready, Set, Recycle! Move Forward LA on Solving our Trash Problems

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
There’s a growing impatience amongst those committed to pushing LA to meet its ambitious Zero Waste goals.  For years, the Don’t Waste LA … Continue reading

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November 15, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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LA vote sends city on right path for managing waste

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
On the eve of America Recycles Day (November 15), the City of Los Angeles made an historic waste vote.  Today, LA sent a loud and clear… Continue reading

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November 12, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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Transforming LA’s trash collection for next 50 years

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
Over the last couple of years, I’ve blogged about waste reform in the City of Los Angeles.  Following is a summary of where we are with the… Continue reading

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August 30, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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Unanimous vote for waste reform in Los Angeles

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
After a 4 ½ hour hearing, including strong testimony from members of Don’t Waste LA coalition, the LA City Energy & Environment Committee … Continue reading

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May 29, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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Waste violations in LA hurt workers and the environment

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
Last week, more than 30 citations were issued by the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) to a waste recycling company calle… Continue reading

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April 13, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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Waste Proposal for Los Angeles Keeps on Rolling

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
Earlier this week, the Ad Hoc Committee on Waste Reduction & Recycling for the Los Angeles City Council met to examine how to shift the way Los Angeles… Continue reading

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February 14, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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Cleaning up the garbage of LA’s dirty waste hauling practices

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
Yesterday, during a marathon hearing that went past 5:30pm, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works took a huge step to a more sustainable future.  You … Continue reading

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February 8, 2012
by Adrian Martinez
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LA’s Trash Bureau Recommends Important Step for City’s Waste

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
Yesterday, the Bureau of Sanitation for the City of LA released its recommendations for fixing the inefficiencies in LA’s waste system. After more th… Continue reading

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December 7, 2011
by Adrian Martinez
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Unanimous Vote Sends Los Angeles on a Path to More Recycling

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
The City Council of Los Angeles voted today to give private waste haulers servicing businesses notice that the City wants to get serious about improving it… Continue reading

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November 23, 2011
by Adrian Martinez
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LA Is Getting Serious About Its Garbage

Adrian Martinez, Staff Attorney, Environmental Justice, Santa Monica, California
Yesterday, as reported in the LA Daily News, the Energy and Environment committee of the Los Angeles City Council approved an important decision to give wa… Continue reading

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