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Why Zero Waste?

By refusing to throw things away you change your entire outlook on resources—trust us, it works!

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. And 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.

beach covered in waste

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

Everything You Need To Know To Go Zero Waste

This post is a living document please suggest things in the comments, think of this as our community's best advise, so far... Here goes! First of all our motivation for going zero waste is to stop our personal contribution to the production of unnecessary stuff (and...

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How to Stop Junk Mail Once And For All

44 percent of junk mail goes to the landfill unopened. Junk mail was the bane of my zero waste journey for a long time. No matter how many times I opted to go "paperless" it just kept coming! And if you're living zero waste and choose to count recycling as waste (like...

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Hour-by-Hour Guide to Going Zero Waste for Earth Day

Earth Day is right around the corner and it's the perfect time to give the zero waste lifestyle a try. We've put together a guide to help you through the day and some tips on how to prepare (after the guide). Enjoy and remember to pledge to go zero waste for Earth...

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