The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s board of directors voted today to support a mandatory recycling program in the city of San Diego.

But it’s opposed to the currently proposed ordinance, until the city completes a long-term resource-management plan. In a news release, the chamber said the mandatory recycling ordinance was premature “until the city is able to present a cogent analysis of the problem, and an educational outreach program to the public can be developed.”

The city has analyzed the problem to some extent. The city estimates that 100,000 tons of recyclables are thrown away each year because San Diego lacks a mandatory ordinance.


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