March 23, 2019
|Zero Waste is
a design principle for the 21st Century that seeks to redesign the
way resources and materials flow through society. Zero Waste requires
eliminating subsidies for raw material extraction and waste disposal,
and holding producers responsible for their products and packaging
'from cradle to cradle.' The goal is to promote clean production,
prevent pollution, and create communities in which all products are
designed to be cycled safely back into the economy or environment.
What You Can Do in Your Community!
about where to start? Here are tools: A Zero Waste Event Kit, A Citizen's
Agenda for Zero Waste, the Zero Waste Briefing Kit, and more.
is Zero Waste?
really sure what Zero Waste is? Get the low down on fundamentals,
application and theory here.
you're sold. Now where do I get model resolutions to put before my
local government? Plans for my local zero waste facilities? Articles
to round out my understanding of Zero Waste? Here of course!
Waste Around the World
our friends and neighbors across the globe, many of whom are who are
working toward the Zero Waste goal, all of whom are willing to share
their knowledge on how it can be done.
||Zero Waste Businesses
Learn more about how to establish the commitment of companies to achieve Zero Waste and further establish criteria by which workers, investors, customers, suppliers, policymakers and the public in general can assess the resource efficiency of companies.
The absence of Producer
Responsibility is the single greatest barrier to establishing Zero
the 3 R's (Reduce,
Reuse, Recycle, Compost)
Are we doing the best we can to bring what we use back
to the recovery point (curb, bins or facility)? Are facilities doing
the best they can to make sure compostables are returned safely back
to the soil? Learn how here.