Zero Waste Resources
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
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 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 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.
Articles We Love
The Great Recycling Hoax , NY Times
The Best Thing you Can Do is Not Buy More Stuff, NPR
Food delivery and takeout are on the rise. So are the mountains of trash they create. Vox
Consumerism Plays a Huge Role in Climate Change, Grist
Learn more about waste reduction consulting for businesses here.