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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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NOVEMBER ZERO WASTE MEETING  - November 19, 7-8:30pm, Marge Williams Center, 221 Winslow Way West.
Please come - everyone has a unique perspective to offer, from which we build a more effective program.
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2014 HARVEST FAIR

3 resource recovery stations and 12 volunteer ambassadors collected...
75% recyclable and compostable material vs. 25% landfill trash

What we're happy about: All of the for-profit vendors used compostable and recyclable tableware.  J'aime les Crepes and event organizer Kathy Haskin even bought wooden utensils, which will cycle back as compost.
What still ends up going to landfill are the straws, lids and other utensils, since compostable plastic does not satisfactorily decompose at our commercial composter's facility.
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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."  Three stories that concern local zero waste efforts and events are described here: