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File #: 181683    Version: 0
Type: Resolution Status: In Council-Placed on File
File created: 2/26/2019 In control: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution directing the Department of Public Works to recommend a plan to the Common Council for recycling water filters in the city.
Sponsors: ALD. ZIELINSKI

Number

181683

Version

ORIGINAL

Reference

 

Sponsor

ALD. ZIELINSKI

Title

Resolution directing the Department of Public Works to recommend a plan to the Common Council for recycling water filters in the city.

Analysis

This resolution directs the Department of Public Works to recommend a plan for recycling water filters in the city.

Body

 

Whereas, The Health Department recommends that residents drink filtered water to avoid water-borne lead contamination; and

 

Whereas, The Health Department provides qualifying residents with free water filter starter kits; and

 

Whereas, The Department of Public Works provides curbside recycling services; and

 

Whereas, Many residents are concerned with the environment and wish to maximize recycling of all disposables; and

 

Whereas, Since January 2018, China has stopped accepting most types of recycling from the United States; and

 

Whereas, Recycling programs have become constrained as a result of foreign policy; and

 

Whereas, Recycling infrastructure in the United States is not currently capable of accepting the load created by China’s refusal to accept many recyclable materials from the United States; now, therefore, be it

 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the Department of Public Works is directed to recommend a plan to the Common Council for recycling water filters in the city; and, be it

 

Further Resolved, That the Department of Public Works is directed to report its plan to the Common Council by July 31, 2019.

 

Requestor

 

Drafter

LRB173663-1

Tea Norfolk

2/18/2019