Inspiring Communities to Embrace and Achieve Zero Waste


Envision A World Without Waste,
Strive for Zero Waste,
No Burn, No Bury, No Toxic Emissions!

A major hub of the broad and diverse Zero Waste movement, Zero Waste USA’s mission is to facilitate the transition to a just world without waste, promote the Zero Waste brand – No Burn, No Bury, No Toxics, and insure it is not diluted by short term interests.

We collaborate with a wide variety of groups and individuals across the globe to organize events and projects – local, regional, national and international, offer resources, tools and strategies, provide a sophisticated training and recognition program and maintain a network of speakers and organizers able to assist communities and advocates in the pursuit of Zero Waste.

We are funded by volunteers, grants, sponsorships, trainings and project fees.

Founded in 1996 as the GrassRoots Recycling Network, in 2014 we shifted our dba to a name that fits us better – Zero Waste USA!

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