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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

ZERO WASTE MONTHLY MEETINGS - Now the SECOND Wednesday of the month
Always at the Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West
MAY MEETING - Wednesday, May 11, 7-8:30pm
Please come!  Everyone has a unique perspective to offer, 
from which we build a more effective program. 
EARTH DAY AWARD WINNER - Kitsap County Solid Waste recently presented BI Zero Waste with the 2016 Excellence in Waste Reduction and Recycling award! All the more encouragement to continue our work with individuals, institutions and businesses to spread the zero waste message.
MEDICATION TAKE-BACK DAY - Saturday, April 30, 10am-2pm, at the Bainbridge police station, corner of Winslow Way and the highway.  All meds, both prescription and over-the-counter, loose or bottled (mark out any personal info). No sharps, solutions or medical waste.  Never flush pills down the toilet.  More details can be found here.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
1) Reduce, reuse, recycle - For the month of April, we have a rotating assortment of library books, videos and audio books on the 3Rs on display near the check-out desk.  Enjoy the collection.
2) One Trashion outfit displayed each week till the end of April.  Look for Maude the Mannequin next to the ZW book display. 
TRASHION SHOW - What a success!  Twenty two ensembles of repurposed and recyclable couture were on display to a standing room-only crowd at Eagle Harbor Church on April 10.  Biggest thanks to Naomi Spinak, the organizer of this splendid fashion show.  Thank you to all the businesses that chipped in: Melo-Melo Island Vintage Boutique, Lollipops, Cotton and Cashmere, Sash Mercantile, Grounds for Change and Bon Bon Confections.  Thanks to the designers and models (for photos of the models and descriptions of outfits, go here); to John Williams of Sea-Media, who photographed the models; to Rebecca Rockefeller, the emcee; to Shannon Dowling, who ran the audience design dash; to our judges, Bhama Roget, Alli Schuchman, and Greg Millican; to Deb Rudnick and Marcy Lagerloef, creators of the impactful Powerpoint on resources required to manufacture clothing; to Jane Martin, Susan Waite and Jeanne Maier, who donated repurposed creations for silent auction and sale; to the many Zero Waste members who donated food and took on tasks the day of; and for the raison d'etre of the show, thanks to Beth Robson, creator of EarthArt Bainbridge.
RECYCLE ANYTHING WITH A CORD (that is, if you can't pass it on or fix it) - Take to Bainbridge Disposal Transfer Station.  Put in designated box in the e-waste section.
PARTY TIME! - Throwing a big bash?  Keep disposal costs down by borrowing tableware from Zero Waste.  ZW has a lending library of reusable dishes, cups, glasses, utensils, napkins and tablecloths.  Contact before for your next function.

Edible Cutlery Gets Rid Of Plastic!

Coolest invention ever!

Posted by Extreme Health Radio on Wednesday, March 16, 2016