Why Zero Waste matters

Achieving Zero Waste plays a significant role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It saves natural resources. Less waste means less plastic pollution and fewer toxic chemicals in our environment.

Our approach

We seek to make systematic changes that have lasting impact. This means we work on laws and programmatic changes rather than focusing on individual behavior change.


Zero Waste Washington protects people and our natural world by advocating for products designed and produced to be healthy, safe, and continually recycled and reused. We are the public’s voice for zero waste.


We envision a just and sustainable world where society responsibly produces, consumes and recycles.


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Heather Trim – Executive Director

Maria Teresa Gámez – Outreach and Policy Coordinator

Marisol Diaz – Outreach and Policy Coordinator

Candace Anello – Finance & Operations Assistant


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Todd Carey – Treasurer
Tyler Farmer
Steve Gilbert
Hannah Johnson – Vice Chair
Meaghan Jones – Co-Secretary
Teresa Jones
Patty Liu
Marie Novak – Co-Secretary
Anisha Shankar
Melissa Stuart
Shirlee Tan
Sally Wolf – Chair