Investigating Zero Waste programs
Where is the "away" in "throw away"? Eighty percent of what we produce is thrown away within six months of its production. Rather than focus solely on "end-of-pipe" solutions, we have to think about how to prevent the manufacture of products that quickly end up in the waste cycle. Zero Waste programs, which seek to reform the systems of production, construction, and consumption in order to address the growing waste crisis, have been successful in encouraging communities to adopt zero-waste resolutions.
Research Zero Waste programs and encourage your city or town to adopt a resolution.