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.
Where we're heading:
March 2018. The zero waste "bucket" will be featured at our March 1 monthly meetup at Imagine Nation Brewing. Join us to talk reducing waste and exciting ways to get involved locally.
December 2017. Missoula's "ZERO by FIFTY" process is moving along. We're presently updating this webpage. For now, check out this nifty Eco-cycle Solutions short report on our community effort: Zero Waste In Action Case Study - Missoula.
There are some great new local businesses that are helping support our Zero Waste goal:
TOP BUCKET STRATEGIES
News and Resources:
What We're Reading:
Local Zero Waste Resources
Missoula is a model for progress! Check out Eco-cycle Solutions Zero Waste In Action Case Study #2
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.
Zero Waste 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 is working with the Missoula County Public Schools district to find and implement waste reduction opportunities and expand Zero Waste education programs. Check out Home Resources Zero Waste Ambassadors Program which plans to expand to all Missoula public schools.
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