Your zero-waste journey can be challenging when unsure where to donate, how to dispose of, or even just trying to find locally made items! Below are some helpful tools to keep in mind!
30 Days to Zero Waste Challenge
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TerraCycle is a private U.S. recycling business headquartered in Trenton, New Jersey. It runs a volunteer-based curbside collection program to collect non-recyclable pre-consumer and post-consumer waste, and then partners with corporate donors to turn it into raw material to be used in new products
North American trade association for the glass container industry, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Advocate for job preservation and industry standards, and promote sound energy, environmental, and recycling policies. They provide information on glass recycling
Based in New York City, Recycle Bank aims to encourage recycling and environmentally-friendly habits by bring together people, businesses, and communities to achieve real world impact by participating in household recycling and teaching how to live more sustainable lifestyles by rewards for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses.
The Freecycle Network is a nonprofit organization registered in Arizona and as a charity in the United Kingdom. TFN coordinates a worldwide network of "gifting" groups to divert reusable goods from landfills.
global recycling industry association representing more than 700 companies from the private sector and 40 national trade federations from 70 different countries.
Joint industry-government non-profit organization whose mission is to develop market-based solutions for recovering value from discarded carpet.
Converts recyclable materials into valuable products such as fiberglass insulation, food and beverage containers, reflective materials, and other consumer and industrial products.This helps industrial manufacturers increase operational efficiency.
A 50-acre ranch in Northern Arizona ran by a small collective of families with shared values. Animal husbandry, earth care, soil building and water conservation directed by permaculture principles; which is working with, rather than against, nature.
Small family owned local farm stand that specialize in fresh picked and heirloom varieties. Located in Needles
Non Profits to Support
non profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt public benefit organization.
mission is to help reduce plastic pollution in low income communities of Los Angeles. They build PRECIOUS PLASTIC machines by Dave Hakkens.
1 Plastic Life is in the process of becoming a certified Community Service Recycling Program which will provide opportunities to make a difference in helping to improve the environment and quality of life of the residents of low income communities in Los Angeles. Our organization represents an exciting venture with unlimited possibilities. Here are some key goals:
● Communicate the importance/value of recycling plastic in Los Angeles
● Provide more/easier opportunities to recycle plastic through designated containers in multiple locations throughout low income communities in Los Angeles.
● Create jobs for people not able to return to a mainstream work environment
● Provide an opportunity for people who are required to complete community service to turn in recyclable plastic
Vital Actions is a grassroots U.S. registered non-profit with campaign sites currently in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Mexico, and the United States.
Since 2012 Vital Action has:
- removed over 9,000 sacks of plastic debris (roughly 120,000 kilos) from sensitive coastal habitats.
- In the past 2.5 years we have released over 35,000 hatchlings from 3 endangered sea turtle species.
- Provide healthy, vegan food and other ongoing support to communities in need.
- Strategically planted 100s of endangered hardwood trees.
- Enacted 100s of hours of anti-poaching and anti-illegal logging patrols in vulnerable nature reserves. We have enacted environmental education and outreach programs.
Workshop From PLAN Students For Zero-Waste Conference
Based in Flagstaff Arizona, the Azulita Project Promotes environmental conservation and community health through solution-based programs and education. They have resources on how to contact companies to ask for zero waste products, how to reach out to local government, to hosting workshops and creating educational programs. Check out our interview with them on how they are creating positive change within there landlocked community.