Looking for ways to personally minimize waste in your lifestyle habits or routine? It's easy! Remember to rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, and compost. You can also opt to buy green and get involved in the community! Make the waste reduction process even easier by using the resources listed below.
Advocacy and Campaigns
Boycotts and Procotts for Zero Waste
Presentation to the 2015 US Zero Waste Business Council conference. Includes examples of strategies and tactics.
Be Straw Free Campaign
This campaign was created in order to educate the environmental impact that straws impose. This campaign began in 2011 by a 9-year-old named Milo Cress.
Take Back the Tap Campaign
A CU Boulder initiative in order to reduce the number of disposable water bottles on campus.
Waste pickers are workers in an informal economy who recover recyclables. This 2009 declaration highlights their struggles.
Japanese Compost Method: The bokashi cycle is a anaerobic fermentation process of compostable material that uses microorganisms to break down enzymes of the compostable material. An individual sprinkles 3-6 teaspoons of the bokashi mix into the bottom of the compost bucket. Then add compostable material and push it down with the pressure plate. After 10 days the material will be completely composted and can be placed back into the soil of the earth. This process completely eliminates all greenhouse gases.
Boulder County Composting: Nature’s ultimate recycling system where living or once-living materials break down into a rich soil-amendment called compost. How to do it yourself and support the process. Click here to find the method, cost, and locations of where to get your own personal compost bin.
Methods of Composting: So you want to compost, but you don't know where to start? Or you have limitations to deal with, such as a lack of space or neighbors that just don't understand. No matter what your home composting needs are, there is a solution out there that will work for you: Simple Wire Compost Bin, Plastic Storage Bin Composter, Trash Can Composter, and Lasagna Gardening.
The Alliance Center
Attend a series of events in one of the three categories: environment, economy and community to learn more about how you can be sustainable
Become an Eco-Leader with Eco Cycle: Learn Zero Waste practices like properly sorting recycle and compost material so you can teach your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors.