If you’re not for Zero Waste, how much waste are you for?

Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

Volunteer with us to begin the ban/fees on plastic bags, the elimination of plastic water bottles, help shelve-the-straw and much more!

It’s not about perfection, it’s about making better choices.
— Go Green OC

Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them.

Zero waste is an ambitious, long-term goal to nearly eliminate the need for disposal of solid waste. Zero waste is not a literal goal; we will always have some materials that cannot be recycled and cannot be designed out of the system. However, the vision of zero waste is to get as close as possible to zero disposal.

Zero waste goals cannot be achieved through a single policy. Achieving them requires a combination of sustainable practices such as product and packaging redesign, product stewardship, waste reduction, reuse, recycling, composting, and the latest technologies of recovering materials for their highest and best uses. Striving toward zero waste requires a comprehensive approach to solid waste management. It employs policy, program, educational, and technical solutions to managing wastes generated.

Addressing zero waste involves a change in perspective, rethinking the notion that generating waste is inevitable and instead mirroring natural cycles where all outputs are used as inputs to another process. Zero waste encompasses the full life-cycle of the products and materials we use every day. It includes the product design; manufacturing; distribution; and the use, reuse, and recycling of materials. This means everyone – consumers, manufacturers, governments, and businesses – has an important role in facilitating zero waste.

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