Updates on Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan and Zero Waste Master Plan

Hagåtña, Guam – The Leon Guerrero-Tenorio Administration, in conjunction with the Zero Waste Working Group (ZWWG), is hosting the Zero Waste Guam Forum for Mobilization and Implementation tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon. This event is for key stakeholders in Guam’s sustainable solid waste management community to discuss the recent completion of the Guam Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan update (ISWMP) and the Zero Waste Master Plan (ZWMP) update. 

“Our administration is committed to implementing zero waste initiatives to protect and preserve Guam’s precious natural resources for generations to come,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Through this forum, Guam’s solid waste management partners will chart the path toward developing a more sustainable management system. As we lead the transition of the Guam Solid Waste Management Authority from federal receivership, we have an incredible opportunity to discuss real-world, actionable strategies that work to mitigate climate change and build resiliency.” 

“Together with the Zero Waste Working Group and stakeholders, we are providing sustainable solutions and lasting investments to realize a greener Guam through a whole-systems approach and a circular economy,” said Lt. Governor Josh Tenorio. “The forum discussions will underscore zero-waste initiatives as among the fastest and most cost-effective ways to address climate events, and the steps we’ve taken to engage as partners in this mission.”

The forum will bring together relevant entities of the ZWWG, including the Guam Environmental Protection Agency, the Port Authority of Guam, the Bureau of Statistics and Plans, the Office of Infrastructure Policy and Development, the business community, and non-governmental organizations. Participants will learn about and discuss planning, recycling, reuse, waste reduction, green economic opportunity, regulatory compliance, and the nexus between zero waste and funding under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.  

The Zero Waste Guam Forum for Mobilization and Implementation is open to subject matter experts, solid waste management stakeholders, and interested community members, and will be streamed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at bit.ly/zerowasteworkinggroupforum.


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