The law brings the city by the Bay one step closer to meeting a goal made several years ago to divert 75 percent of recyclable resources from the landfill by 2010. The next goal for the city is to be zero waste by 2020, adding to San Fran's deserved reputation as a leader in recycling and composting. Although some might balk at this kind of legislation, the truth is, it works. San Francisco boasts the highest recycling rate of any city in the nation.
Some critics say this feels like Big Brother digging through their trash cans. I'm all for personal freedoms, but when it comes to the planet we share, I think we can all use a little nudge sometimes to do the right thing.