File #: 2023-0340    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Passed
File created: 9/26/2023 In control: Transportation, Economy, and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 11/28/2023
Enactment date: Enactment #: 16485
Title: A MOTION expressing support for the Re+ Strategic Plan.
Sponsors: Sarah Perry, Rod Dembowski
Attachments: 1. Motion 16485, 2. 2023-0340_SR_Re+ Support 10-17-23, 3. 2023-0340_SR_Re+ Support 11-16-23
Staff: Rose, Terra
A MOTION expressing support for the Re+ Strategic Plan.
WHEREAS, climate change is an urgent challenge with far-reaching current and future impacts to our environment, public health, and economy, and
WHEREAS, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration declared that in June 2023 the Earth experienced the hottest June on record, and
WHEREAS, climate change and related extreme heat events account for twenty-four percent of all weather-related deaths, and
WHEREAS, King County is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing the impacts of climate change on our communities, and
WHEREAS, King County and King County Cities Climate Collaboration partners are measuring, reporting, and developing new strategies to reduce consumption-related greenhouse gas emissions, and
WHEREAS, greenhouse gas emissions generated globally from the production, transport, use, and disposal of goods, foods, and services consumed in King County are a major part of our communities' climate footprint and are more than locally generated greenhouse gas emissions, and
WHEREAS, with the enactment of Ordinance 14811 in 2003, the King County council adopted and codified a goal for King County to achieve zero waste of resources by 2030 through cost-effective prevention, reuse, and reduction of solid wastes going into its landfills and other processing facilities, and
WHEREAS, "zero waste of resources" is defined in K.C.C. 10.04.020 as "a planning principle and framework designed to eliminate the disposal of materials with economic value through reuse, recycling, or both," and
WHEREAS, the 2019 Comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan ("the 2019 CSWMP") approved by Ordinance 18893 reaffirmed the county's goal to achieve zero waste of resources by 2030, and
WHEREAS, the King County 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan ("the 2020 SCAP") adopted by Motion 15866 included "consumption and materials management" as a focus area and outlined a series of actions and re...

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