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What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a philosophy and a design principle for the 21st Century. It includes 'recycling' but goes beyond recycling by taking a 'whole system' approach to the vast flow of resources and waste through human society

Zero Waste maximizes recycling, minimizes waste, reduces consumption and ensures that products are made to be reused, repaired or recycled back into nature or the marketplace.

http://www.grrn.org/page/what-zero-waste

The University of Oregon’s Zero Waste Program is committed to: eliminating discards, reducing waste and recovering resources through waste minimization, reuse and repair, recycling and compost. The Program was founded by students in 1991 and continues to be staffed by mostly student employees. In 2012, the Program took a leap to become the Campus Zero Waste Program. As the program began with recycling it has evolved to include reuse, waste reduction, composting and zero waste events. Thus, the Program has taken on a new path of zero waste.

Thanks for thinking zero waste and enjoy this website. Please let us know if you have any suggestions or comments:
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PLAN FOR ZERO WASTE AT ALL CATERED EVENTS

When you’re planning your next catered event, please consider
ordering Zero Waste Event services from the Zero Waste Program.

 The Zero Waste Program offers several levels of services for events large and small:

*self service option-we will loan you equipment and train you on collection-at no charge

*durables option-for any event that utilizes durable food ware and silverware, the Zero Waste Program will provide Zero Waste services at no charge

*standard Zero Waste event services include: zero waste stations, drop off and pick up.  We can give you an estimate for how much this service will cost for your event, prior to the event.

*additional service of station monitors-at a per hour charge 

Thanks for thinking zero waste when you are doing any campus catering!

Please plan ahead and arrange the services 2 weeks prior to your event. 

For more information or to order services contact: 
Phil Chesbro
Compost and Zero Waste Events Coordinator
pchesbro@uoregon.edu
541-346-2354


 
Facts of the Matter - Rap on Recycling by Michael Mann

https://youtu.be/eFuai3tvQrY
 

How To Use University of Oregon's Zero Waste System

https://youtu.be/zmIF5IFnSKw

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ZERO WASTE CAMPUS TOOL KIT

For a Printable version follow the link below
http://zerowaste.uoregon.edu/PDFdocuments/ZeroWasteToolkit_printversion.pdf

   
A Day at Zero Waste

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Project Polar Bear
Project Polar Bear is a way for small teams of young people
and groups/classrooms to collectively make a big difference!
The bi-national contest challenges young leaders to develop community projects that reduce the
carbon dioxide load in the atmosphere.
especially those that engage and sustain community action.

Check out the UO "Don't Kill Polar Bears" section.

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