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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."



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.

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.

Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or plant health.

-the zero waste international alliance

z e r o   w a s t e  RESOURCES

Thanks to zero waste advocates sharing their stories on the web, there's a plethora of ways to learn about the small changes we can make that are creating a big impact, or should we say, reducing our impact... Here's a list of some excellent zero waste resources to set you in motion.

Conscious By Chloe

Chloe Lepetier blogs, facilitates events and runs the Zero Waste PDX facebook group in Portland, OR



Break Free From Plastic


This is a global organization formed to rid the world of plastic pollution. Find out how to get involved at


Zero Waste Home

Bea Johnson is an author and pioneer of living zero waste. She tours the world giving talks and shares resources at


Zero Waste Wisdom

Jenica Barrett shares all kinds of DIY recipes for living zero waste and hosts workshops here in Portland


Plastic Free Mermaid

Kate Nelson is an inspiring water woman who is devoted to sharing her plastic free life.

site http://iquitplastics.com/

insta @plasticfreemermaid