Zero Waste 101

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.

Environmental Protection Agency

Don’t let the “zero” in Zero Waste scare you! The use of the word “zero” comes from a desire to contribute nothing to the landfill. The challenge may seem daunting, but we have found that it is surprisingly easy (and incredibly satisfying) with a little guidance. The key is rethinking old habits, making a few impactful shifts, and becoming a more conscious consumer.

Yearly Waste at a Glance
Beginner Breakdown
Five R's
Beginner Breakdown
Tare It Up
Beginner Breakdown

Weekly Challenge

Once you are ready to start your low-impact lifestyle, you can begin mapping out your journey. Follow our timeline of weekly challenges below, or choose changes you can successfully make with your time, budget, and resources. And don’t forget to #shareyourshift to inspire others and make an even bigger difference!