Zero Waste Marin
DECONSTRUCTION, REUSE & RECYCLINGGOVERNMENT AGENCY
What is Zero Waste?
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 a big idea with one goal: to eliminate waste. In 2006, a group of Marin’s community members began to wonder: is it possible to completely eliminate waste in Marin and live a waste free life? We recycle, compost, donate, drive hybrids, walk, bike, and participate in conservation on a daily basis. Many of us have done everything within reach to make our local environment a clean and beautiful place to live, but each and every day, thousands of pounds of waste still enter our landfill.
We can eliminate waste in Marin County but not without the participation of all residents and businesses. We believe that, together, it’s possible to set an example that encourages the rest of the nation to live sustainable lives.