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Zero Waste Initiative

Zero WasteBainbridge Island Zero Waste, an initiative of Sustainable Bainbridge, is dedicated to reducing the amount of trash generated on Bainbridge Island. We are diverting resources bound for the landfill by promoting waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.
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Want to be on the BI Zero Waste listserv
and receive 2-4 emails a month?
You'll hear about ZW activities, field trips, special recycling events,
regional ZW news and monthly meeting dates, as well as be part of
the collective wisdom when we pose questions to the group.

Contact us for any reason at

DECEMBER ZERO WASTE MEETING  - December 9, 7-8:30pm
At the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West
Please come!  Everyone has a unique perspective to offer,
from which we build a more effective program.
COOKING OIL - How was that fried Thanksgiving turkey? If you're not one to reuse your own cooking oil, then strain and bring it to the Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station (closed on Thanksgiving; regular hours 10-4, Wed-Sun). 
A northwest company, General Biodiesel, recycles vegetable, canola, soy, and peanut oils into locally produced, commercial grade, extremely low-carbon fuel for cars, trucks, trains, and ships...including the ferry.
Please no motor oil (the transfer station has a separate tank for that). 
No solid fats either, like bacon grease or lard.
TRASHION FASHION SHOW - As part of Earth Art Bainbridge's April 2016 showcase of artistic presentations aiming to inspire us "to understand our impact on the natural world and...take action on climate change," Zero Waste's April 10 Trashion Fashion Show will be accepting juried entries until March 1, 2016, in three categories: wearable clothing from repurposed materials, trashion couture, and fantastical hats. See rules and details here.

REUSE! - The story of a spoon. Zero Waste has a lending library of reusable dishes, cups, utensils, napkins and tablecloths.  Contact to see about borrowing for your next function.


CD REUSE OPPORTUNITY  -  Bainbridge's radio station is set to start live-streaming and needs music!  Donate your CDs - with original jewel case, as royalties will be paid - to Bainbridge Community Broadcasting.  Contact for details.


CLIMATE ACTION BLOG - ZW member and scientist Deb Rudnick writes an engaging account of ways she is "committed and focused on taking concrete steps to support climate change actions."  Four stories that concern local zero waste efforts and events are described here