lets make recycling mandatory for supermarkets
I work in a supermarket that doesnt have a good enough paper recycling program. The city should make it mandatory for supermarkets especially to have a recycling program in place.
The question is: how can the City enforce "mandatory recycling"? The best approach might be through Business Licensing: the City could require as a condition of obtaining a business license that every supermarket present documentation on how it organizes its recycling system for its waste. This would require some preliminary work for the City, determining, for instance, what has to be recycled and what are the criteria for an acceptable recycling program. THe City would want to work with stakeholders from the industry and the community in developing these criteria. (And, of course, there should probably be similar requirements attached with all business licenses.)