We envision a community that continually reduces its waste by reducing, reusing, and recycling all materials possible, providing opportunities and incentives to do so for members of all socio-economic groups. Our community will actively work to become a Zero Waste Community.
Zero Waste was the topic of our February 2017 Monthly Meetup! We collaborated with Home ReSource and Zero Waste Missoula to talk about progress on this bucket and how you can get involved. See where our discussion when on our blog!
Feb 13. The City of Missoula is excited to launch “ZERO by FIFTY: Missoula’s Pathway to Zero Waste”, with a series of public meetings, March 2nd, 7th and 8th. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. The meetings will be an opportunity for the community to learn more about Missoula’s waste reduction goals adopted by City Council in 2016, and to shape and inform Missoula’s plan to achieve those goals. We know you care, we know you are curious, and we know you have great ideas. We want to hear from you! Please visit zerobyfiftymissoula.com for more information including meeting details.
TOP BUCKET STRATEGIES
Build Support for Waste Reduction Across Sectors
Discover opportunities for local government, institutes, businesses, and organizations to lead Missoula toward Zero Waste
Investigate Community Waste Behaviors and Barriers to Waste Reduction
Develop an understanding of current behaviors, needs, and perceptions to support program development and steward a shift toward a culture of waste reduction in Missoula.
Foster Community Understanding of Benefits of Waste Reduction
Identify opportunities for community education particularly in support of any new waste reduction policies adopted by the City of Missoula.
Work with City Council to adopt a Zero Waste Resolution
Passed on February 8th, 2016, the resolution:
Zero Waste Missoula
Having emerged from Climate Smart Missoula, Zero Waste Missoula represents the diverse support for waste reduction that already exists in our community. It is a group of Missoula businesses, nonprofits, and individuals dedicated to working with the Missoula community to conserve and recover all landfill-bound resources and to utilize discards in ways that contribute productively to natural systems and our local and regional economies. See zwia.org for a comprehensive definition of “Zero Waste”..
Zero Waste Missoula Members:
Heath Carey, Katie Deuel, Jeremy Drake, Becca Boslough, Kirsten Gerbatsch, Jessica Dellarossa, Bradley Layton, Jenny Mish, Martin NoRunner, Graham Roy, Beth Schenk, Stephon Smith, Will Halliburton, and Tim Zalinger
Ready to get involved?
Contact the Climate Smart Missoula Leadership Team: email@example.com
To get involved with Zero Waste Missoula, please contact Jeremy Drake (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
Our Work, in a Nutshell:
What We're Reading:
Local Zero Waste Resources:
See the new ZERObyFIFTY page to see what's happening with the City's efforts to develop a community-wide Zero Waste Plan!
Check out this guide for Moving Missoula Toward Zero Waste via the Sustainable Business Council.
Glass recycling can be tricky in Missoula - but i.e. Recycling is working to reuse and recycle Missoula's glass. They offer curbside pickup, too!
Looking to recycle at your home or business? Here's some more information about your options.