Zero Waste Daniel Turns Clothing Scraps Into Fashion

Posted on Thursday, August 17th, 2017 by

This clothing line turns fabric scraps into unique pieces of clothing. Daniel Silverstein founded ‘Zero Waste Daniel’, aka ‘ZWD’, to close the gap on the fashion industry’s waste problem – here’s Daniel’s story.

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How a food-tech company is helping restaurants become zero waste kitchens.

Posted on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 by

In the homey dining room at West Oakland’s Brown Sugar Kitchen, servers glide between tables offering refills on coffee while line cooks work in the open kitchen, frying chicken in front of a row of countertop seats. A neighborhood favorite, the restaurant’s warm atmosphere combines owner and chef Tanya Holland’s French culinary training […]

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Environmental Education: Key to Solving Our Waste Problem

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by

  Olumide IDOWU,  Co-Founder of Climate Wednesday and UNISDR Youth Champion for Africa advocates for sustainable education to learn how to manage waste and make a difference in our communities. We live in rapidly evolving societies, so why doesn’t our environmental sensitization adapt/conform to these changes?’’ Williams S. Anarfi explains – environmental education is […]

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Zero Waste at Bates

Posted on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by

Just as Bates has a goal of becoming carbon neutral, we also have a goal of moving towards becoming a Zero Waste campus. If this sounds impossible, consider this: our Dining Service has already achieved an over 80% diversion rate – which means that they are composting or recycling the vast majority of their waste stream. […]

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How We Zero Waste

Posted on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017 by

Learn how in.gredients does zero waste

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Our waste could help reverse climate change

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by

If California funds new composting facilities, more cities could divert waste, more farmers and ranchers would have access to compost and more rangeland could be covered. (Courtesy photo) By Robyn Purchia on August 31, 2016 A few years ago, on a ranch in the small Marin town of Nicasio, a series of events led […]

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What we can learn from San Francisco : recycling,composting and zero waste

Posted on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by

BY JOCELYN MERCADO March 28, 2016 The people living and working in San Francisco demonstrate a clear dedication to helping the environment. Public transportation is quite popular with people from all economic levels. Vegan and vegetarian restaurants abound. Every Sunday, there is a farmer’s market that stretches for blocks and blocks, offering organic produce for lower […]

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3 New Waste-To-Energy Projects In Oregon

Posted on Friday, January 6th, 2017 by

Several new projects in Oregon propose to turn garbage into energy sources including hydrogen, crude oil and methane. With more and more waste-to-energy technologies emerging, Oregon environmental regulators are updating their permitting system to accommodate them. A public meeting next week will address new rules for so-called “conversion technology” that turns trash into energy. “Our rules […]

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Zero Waste practices from San Francisco (USA) and Contarina (Italy) show transition is possible

Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by

The front-runners in the US and the EU when it comes to waste management presented their experiences in Brussels in March 4. A selected audience composed of members of the European Parliament, European Commission officials and stakeholders learned about the good practices from San Francisco and the province of Treviso in northern Italy. In […]

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Is Zero Waste Possible?

Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by

“Preventing waste, recycling and composting are some of the easiest and most cost-effective actions anyone can take to protect our environment and improve human welfare,” says Robert Haley, Zero Waste Manager for San Francisco’s Department of the Environment.  Haley will appear in the documentary Racing to Zero, coming soon to the Salem Progressive Film Series, […]

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