by Krystal Paco
Guam - On the road to zero waste, representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are on island to measure how much we recycle. Zero Waste coordinator Timonie Hood of USEPA Region IX says this is her first visit to Guam to gather data from recyclers.
She says she's seeing a lot of energy from residents for a greener Guam, telling KUAM News, "With the data we're going to be making a big announcement about what is the recycling rate on Guam and then comparing it to what's going on in other islands and nationally to look for opportunities where we can target specific waste streams and focus on increasing the infrastructure and the capacity here on Guam."
Hood says it's most challenging to raise awareness and establish more infrastructure to conduct recycling and compost to make it convenient for residents.