Sydney Vs San Francisco
The massive amount of waste transported to landfill did not only come from the residents and citizens in both cities but also from the domestic and international visitors traveling to the city. Sydney and San Francisco are both popular touring destinations, San Francisco has an average of 13.5 million domestic and 2.8 million international visitors per year ( Wright, 2012) while Sydney has approximately 8 million domestic and 2.8 million international visitor per year ( Destination NSW, 2013). Considering the amount of visitors that has traveled to both cities, it has extensively increased the waste produced annually. The current issue for both cities is the same, a more sustainable system must developed to solve the issue of currently existing landfills reaching its maximum capacity. Despite all the similarities in the recycling system, these two cities have some differences between their recycling systems. On policy making, in particular, San Francisco is one step ahead Sydney on policy making. For example, the State of California, where San Francisco is located, has an act named The California Beverage Container Recycling and Littler Reduction Act.