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Survey of Waste Professionals Compostable Plastics Knowledge

City of San Jose & Goodwin Simon Strategic ResearchSan Jose

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The survey was designed to gauge what municipal waste management professionals know about compostable plastics and to identify the most valuable resources to help municipal waste professionals manage compostable plastics. The survey was distributed via email to approximately 2,500 waste industry and government online listserv recipients, including regional Technical Advisory Councils, State Recycling Coordinators, the California Resource Recovery Association, the US Composting Council, and members of the Urban Sustainability Directors Network.

About the Author
This survey was conducted by the San Jose Department of Environmental Services with support from Goodwin Simon Strategic Research. The survey informed the development of a compostable plastics toolkit which was the main deliverable for a grant received from the Urban Sustainability Directors Network. Goodwin Simon Strategic Research is an independent opinion research firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Together, Partners Paul Goodwin and Amy Simon bring more than 30 years of experience in polling, social and political marketing, policy analysis, program evaluation, and communications for clients in the political, public, and private sectors.

Categories: Backgrounds & Definitions
Format: PDF
Last Updated: 1/21/2014

This toolkit is designed to help you determine if a compostable plastics program is appropriate for your organization and to guide you in properly managing your compostable plastics.

*Resources outlined in this toolkit are examples from a variety of sources to help facilitate a better understanding of compostable products and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Compost Research and Education Foundation (CREF).

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