ZERO WASTE EVENTS
Keep It Blue, Green & Clean
Why Zero Waste Events?
- Nearly half of U.S. landfills are at capacity or closed because they were not sealed properly and now there is groundwater contamination.
- Finding new locations for landfills is difficult and is not sustainable as a long-term strategy. Permits can take years to obtain.Residents do not want to live near the sites.
- China’s National Sword-refusing waste-not sustainable in U.S. Delayed action on Zero Waste.
- Sustainable solution- Looking to nature and how it utilizes waste Zero Waste events help reduce our dependence on natural resources such as timber, petroleum, land.
- Helps reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill and reduces carbon footprint.
- Zero Waste requires a paradigm shift; a new understanding that there is no throwing “away.” It might be out of site, but it is still somewhere-and Growing!!