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Phoenix Investing In Waste-Free Circular Economy

(Photo courtesy of Phoenix Public Works)
The 27th Avenue transfer station as seen from the air.

Phoenix is among the cities leading the way in what’s called the circular economy. It’s working with ASU and a non-profit to increase its work on the concept.

John Trujillo, Phoenix’s public works director, explains in an ideal circular economy, waste does not exist and everything can be made into something new. 

"Our goal is to keep the material here locally," Trujillo said. Right now, much of it goes to China or to a landfill in Buckeye.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.