Reduce transportation of our wastes
For decades, we have been sending 60% of our waste to China. It was cheap to do because of empty container ships returning to SE Asia.
Processing our recyclables in the Pacific NW means that we can reduce the greenhouse gas emissions needed to transport our wastes across the seas.
Send less waste to the landfill
Methane from landfills is a much more potent than CO2 for causing climate change. It is much more valuable to use organic waste to feed people (7% of Washington’s landfill stream is edible food) or make compost.
Buy less stuff
The manufacture and transport of products creates huge impacts from greenhouse gas emissions to pollution. Reducing consumerism by adopting a zero waste lifestyle is easy to do and makes a big difference.