Science Section Zero Waste Week

Join us for a zero waste challenge September 25th-October 2nd! We’ll send you daily emails with tips for every aspect of your zero waste lifestyle.

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Starting Session


We’ll use the colloquium as our starting session and send out the welcome email a few hours later to give people a chance to sign up (feel free to invite your friends!)

Closing Session


Join us for a Zoom closing session where we’ll discuss the challenge, share what we’ve learned and talk about what we’ll bring with us into our daily lives!

Why Zero Waste?

By refusing to throw things away you change your entire outlook on resources— Chris was a big fan of this!

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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. 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