Shopping Centers Today International

DEC 2015

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business director at Houston-based Waste Management, a national waste- and-environmental-services company with 150 recycling centers. A prolifera- tion of food-serving movie theaters, bou- tique bakeries, specialty-drinks stores and other nonrestaurant food-and-bev- erage tenants is only adding to all the or- ganic refuse, Bond says. "This will have a dampening effect on landfill diversion without a sustainable recycling alterna- tive, a program that can promote both cost savings and a green image for the industry," he said. By neces- sity, large, land-constrained cities such as New York and Los Angeles have gotten on board with waste-recycling programs, but many smaller ones with ample landfill space have yet to address things, Bond says. More cities and states are starting to force the issue, however, making composting manda- tory for commercial prop- erties. Last fall California enacted a law requiring food-generating businesses such as eateries and supermarkets to sep- arate food scraps for organics recycling, starting in 2016. San Francisco already has a mandatory recycling and compost- ing ordinance for businesses and resi- dences, instituted in 2009. In New York City a commercial organics law that took effect in July requires large food-waste generators to recycle organics or use other city-approved methods. In Aus- tin, Texas, restaurants larger than 5,000 square feet will be required to compost starting this coming year, with smaller restaurants to follow the year after that. Portland and Seattle have similar laws. A Massachusetts ban on disposal of or- ganic waste by businesses using a ton or more of certain materials per week took effect in late 2014. According to the EPA, organic waste (including yard trimmings) con- stitutes 28 percent of what ends up in landfills, and this is problematic, be- cause such waste produces methane, which has 21 times the global-warming potential of carbon dioxide. Simon's Emerald Square, in North Attleborough, Mass., and Southshore Plaza, in Braintree, Mass., both have composting programs that divert about a ton of food waste weekly. A similar program introduced last year at The Shops at Mission Viejo (Calif.) should divert considerably more, ac- cording to Simon's latest sustainability report. Simon malls also divert and recycle upwards of 34,000 tons of card- board annually. Food-scrap diversion can also solve ancillary problems. Kimco's Suburban Square, in Ardmore, Pa., which houses the well-patronized Ardmore Farmers Market, had a recurring problem with dumpster odor; management employed 98 S C T / D e c e m b e r 2 0 1 5 Bowie is one of the largest cities in Maryland. Bowie is also an excellent business location, easily accessed from Washington D.C., Annapolis and Baltimore. Bowie's proximity to these major cities brings business and workforce into the area via Routes 3, 50 and 301. Bowie has more than 90 restaurants, 200 shops, and a dozen recreation opportunities. With this winning combination of location, access and amenities your business is certain to grow and succeed. For space available details call: Bowie Marketplace Brian Berman, 301.816.1555 Bowie Plaza Jack deVilliers, 703.442.4315 Bowie Town Center Melodye Grim, 317.685.7295 Collington Plaza Scott Faloni, 410.693.3248 Free State Shopping Center Rich Abruscato, 301.998.8188 Hilltop Plaza Bruce Levine, 410.486.0800 x116 Pointer Ridge Plaza Jim Farrell, 571.382.1229 Shoppes at Bowie Town Center & Shoppes at Highbridge Sean Weisbord, 410.771.1700 For more information on ALL of Bowie's Opportunities, contact: John Henry King, Economic Development Director, City of Bowie, Maryland 15901 Excalibur Road, Bowie, MD 20716 301.809.3042 | fax 301.809.2315 | Retail Opportunities to make your Mark in Bowie Median Household Income over $94,532 Average Household Income over $109,161 Bowie is Bullish on Maryland!

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