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Zero Waste

logo - toward zero wasteREDUCE and REUSE what you can, then recycle.

The concept of Zero Waste is an end goal but with a caveat. The goal is to truly reduce total waste generation to zero, but the reality is average organization (Business, school, home, or city) attempting "Zero Waste" achieve approximately 90% diversion. The process entails the analysis of your total waste generation, then redesigning your business process to design the waste out. If you know that at the end you have large portions of X, then go upstream and change your process to eliminate all the residual of X. Design for obsolescence.

Information in Zero Waste:

reduce food waste

To reduce food waste and help food insecure families, edible food may be donated to the following organizations:
Please refer to the organization's website, or contact them directly, for information on accepted donations and any specified collection days prior to drop off.

Choose to Reuse
Use reusable bags every time you shop instead of plastic ones.
Here's why:
  • Each year billions of bags end up in our streets as litter.
  • Production requires vast amounts of oil.
  • Plastic bags don’t biodegrade, but instead break down into small toxic particles polluting our soil and waterways.
  • Recent studies have shown that plastic outnumbers plankton 6:1 in the ocean.
"If you are not for Zero Waste, how much waste are you for?"  ~ Gary Liss, Founder, National Recycling Coalition