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 drives policy change for a healthy and waste-free world.


We envision a just, equitable, and sustainable future where we all produce, consume, and reuse responsibly.


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Heather Trim – Executive Director  Contact

Marisol Diaz – Outreach and Policy Specialist  Contact

Elisabeth Archer – Waste Reduction Strategist  Contact

Xenia Dolovova – Waste Reduction Program Manager  Contact

Kami Bruner – Waste Reduction Project Coordinator  Contact

April Leonard – Finance & Operations Assistant

Nicolás Díaz – Waste Reduction Strategist

Nathan Jackson – Communications Strategist

Mariel Fernandez Thuraisingham  – Zero Waste Strategist  Contact

Bruce Wishart – State Lobbyist  Contact


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Todd Carey – Treasurer

Steve Gilbert

Hannah Johnson – Vice Chair

Meaghan Jones – Co-Secretary

Teresa Jones

Kyle Loring

Marie Novak – Co-Secretary

Melissa Stuart

Shirlee Tan

Sally Wolf – Chair