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a Zero Waste World

Support zero waste education, organizing, and advocacy.

Why Zero Waste?

Our trash is a tangible representation of a system of extraction that is the root cause of environmental breakdown. When we eliminate waste, we divest from the linear, extractive economy.

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New Stuff and the

Production Cycle

 

When we throw something away, the waste we see is just a small piece of the puzzle. The real problem is that for each pound of waste we create 7 pounds are created upstream of us. That’s because each new thing requires all kinds of extraction, shipping, refining, and packaging before it even lands in the store.

The Real Cost of Our

Trash Addiction

 

We’ve made more plastic in the last 10 years than we did in the preceding century. This exponential rise in production places an  incredibly heavy burden on the people and animals that have to live near or among the things we throw away. Couple that with the fact that 90% of a product’s environmental impact happens before it even gets to us and we start to understand the true scale of the problem we’re facing.

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Get your organization on the path to zero waste

We’ve worked with restaurants, offices, festivals, and schools to help them reduce their waste and spread awareness of the zero waste movement within their communities.

Blog & Resources

10 Tips for a Zero Waste Black Friday

10 Tips for a Zero Waste Black Friday

Holiday shopping creates a staggering amount of waste.  Up to 80%  of Black Friday purchases and packaging will end up in a landfill, incinerated or as low-quality recycling. And all that waste is just a small fraction of the problem. 95% of a...

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Operation Dining Out

Operation Dining Out

How to go zero waste at a restaurant When you are eating at a restaurant, you get to transform into a zero-waste mastermind, always on alert for opportunities to avoid trash. 🕵️‍♀️ In particular, keep the following in mind: Stake out the premises Recruit the staff...

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Composting in the Kitchen

Composting in the Kitchen

Composting is the single most impactful zero waste change you can make to reduce your emissions. Food scraps that live in a landfill instead of being composted end up emitting methane—a greenhouse gas that is about 30 times more powerful than CO2. When you compost,...

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