Promoting Zero Waste to Public Officials
Zero Waste is as much about creating a new "set of rules" as it is about changing mindsets. Educating the elected and appointed officials who shape public policy and make legislation in your community is an important component of moving Zero Waste forward. When you call, FAX, e-mail, write or meet with elected officials to promote Zero Waste in your community, consider the following tips:
Model Zero Waste & EPR Resolutions
elected officials may want to see something in writing. After all, what
precisely do you have in mind when you talk about Zero Waste "legislation?"
A good start is to furnish a model Zero Waste or Extended Producer Responsibility
resolution. These resolutions provides evidence that such things are taken
seriously in a number of places around the United States. [*Note:
You'll need to click your back button to get back here from the resolutions
in the above list.]
check out these model Zero Waste plans.
Zero Waste plans provide a sense of the comprehensive thinking required
if Zero Waste is to be effective. Another advantage to sharing these documents
with your elected representatives is that those officials or their staff
may want to contact the authors and obtain more details about the programs