Baltimore Aspires To ‘Zero Waste’ But Recycles Only A Fraction Of Its Plastic

By Agya K. Aning, Inside Climate News. -

Baltimore, Maryland — Leaders here aspire to create a city with zero waste. But new research shows that Baltimore has only attained an estimated residential plastic recycling rate of 2.1 percent, [...]

When Communities Reject The Throwaway Economy

By Mauro Anastasio, European Environmental Bureau. -

Here's how a growing number of communities across Europe are speeding up the shift to more resilient economies and supply chains. Rethinking the way we create, use, and dispose of our everyday [...]

Can Cities Go Zero-waste?

By Olivia Sullivan, The Revelator. -

In 2003 the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an ambitious zero-waste declaration, aiming to be 100% waste-free by 2020. The goal was to produce no trash, meaning everything from food [...]

Organizing For Environmental Justice

By Alex Gordon, Coalfield Justice. -

Young people have been paramount to just about every successful social movement in this country, with the Climate Movement, and the revolt against oil and gas being no exceptions. Regardless, we [...]

Occupy Sonoma County Holds Climate Change Summit

By Occupy Sonoma County, -

By Occupy Sonoma County. On July 31, Occupy Sonoma County hosted a gathering of local climate change activists at the Peace & Justice Center in Santa Rosa. Over 70 people, representing 25 [...]

Italy To Make Food Waste A Thing Of The Past

By Natasha Geiling, -

By Natasha Geiling for ThinkProgress. Italy, known for its amazing food, is facing a related problem — food waste. According to government estimates, the country currently wastes about five [...]

Inside New Mexico’s Off-Grid Community Made from Trash

By Staff, -

By Staff of Yes Magazine - This short film directed by Flora Lichtman and Katherine Wells for the podcast The Adaptors takes you inside the Earthships of Taos, New Mexico—a community of off-grid [...]

France: Illegal For Supermarkets To Throw Away Food

By Dan MacGuill, -

FRANCE’S PARLIAMENT VOTED unanimously tonight to ban food waste in big supermarkets – outlawing the destruction of unsold food. Under the new law, supermarkets will have to prevent food waste [...]

New ‘Zero Waste Hierarchy’ Is For Everyone

By Zero Waste Canada, -

The Zero Waste Hierarchy describes a progression of policies and strategies to support the Zero Waste system, from highest and best to lowest use of materials. It is designed to be applicable to [...]

Newsletter: What Would Zinn Do?

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Howard Zinn who is best known for his “People’s History of the United States” which looks at history from the bottom up, through the lenses [...]