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By Editorial Staff, Resource Recycling

High-ranking government officials from 193 countries dined on food that would have normally gone to waste at a zero-waste reception for the Governing Council at the United Nations Environment Programme, reports Environment News Service. The dinner was held in Nairobi, Kenya and was prepared from perfectly good food that would normally not be brought to market because it was deemed cosmetically unappealing.

Publishers of unwanted phone books have a constitutional right to toss their wares onto Seattle-area doorsteps. Seattle is finalizing an agreement to pay $500,000 to settle its losing battle against two publishers of phone books after a judge ruled that the city violated the First Amendment by creating an opt-out registry for the unwanted directories and charging the companies printing them for recycling costs, reports The Seattle Times.

Buffalo, New York has failed to meet its goal of doubling the city's curbside recycling rate a year after distributing new totes to residents, reports the Investigative Post. Over the course of a year, the city's curbside recycling rate rose from 8 percent to 12.2 percent, but still fell short of the mayor's goal of 16 percent.

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