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Zero Waste Resources



Our Co-Founder and Partner, Sarah Currie-Halpern is an Eco-Cycle Board Member. Eco-Cycle is one of the oldest mission-based recyclers and Zero Waste organizations in the US, and an innovator in resource conservation. Eco-Cycle performs mission-based business activities, such as operating the Boulder County Recycling Center, providing Zero Waste business services, and creating the nation’s first Center for Hard-to-Recycle Materials (CHaRM).

These activities generate revenue that helps Eco-Cycle provide community programs, including the award-winning Green Star Schools program, the Community Carbon Farming program, tools such as the recycling helpline (303-444-6634) and A–Z Recycling Guide, a network of more than 1,000 volunteers, and Zero Waste policies at the local, state, and national levels.

Recycle Colorado

We are now corporate members of Recycle Colorado. A 501(c)3, statewide nonprofit organization advancing circular economies and improving recycling across the state of Colorado. As members, we share a vision to transform Colorado into a national leader in waste reduction, recovery, and diversion.


Zero Waste International Alliance

Think Zero is a proud affiliate of Zero Waste USA, the internationally recognized online source for Zero Waste standards, policies, and best practices for communities and businesses.

The Zero Waste International Alliance:

  • Initiates and facilitates research and information sharing for the promotion of Zero Waste

  • Builds capacity to effectively implement Zero Waste

  • Sets standards for evaluating the achievement of Zero Waste

Recycling Partnership

The Recycling Partnership is a national nonprofit transforming recycling for good in towns, cities, and states all across America. Don't miss their State of Curbside Recycling in 2020 report. 


Oregon DEQ

Oregon state's DEQ provides a wealth of information and studies related to reducing and diverting waste, and making more informed sustainable purchasing decisions. One of their most important studies related to this topic is the Popular Packaging Attributes. Their Materials Management website is full of great information. 

EPA Waste Links

US EPA has a number of important programs and resources for any business or individual who is trying to measure or trash waste in order to reduce or divert more waste. 


WasteWise is one of these programs. Waste industry and members of the public use EPA's volume-to-weigh conversion factors whenever they are estimating the weight of a waste stream from the volume of a container. If you operate a facility that generates a lot of food waste, check out EPA's Food Recovery Challenge and consider joining the hundreds of other companies and institutions that are participating.


Oceanic Global

Oceanic Global is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that engages new audiences in ocean conservation. They tap into universal passions to raise awareness for issues impacting our oceans and to provide individual and industry solutions that drive positive change.


Subscribe and take advantage of their resources for reducing waste in many different industries. 

Ways you can fight climate change

MPH@GW created an interactive resource that provides meaningful ways each person can reduce the rapid rate of climate change and contribute to a healthier planet.


The filter options in this guide also provide individuals with personalized recommendations on how they can help, while accommodating their lifestyle. You can find “Realistic Ways You Can Fight Climate Change, Today” here.


Think Zero LLC is a proud supporter of #SaveOurCompost

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