Q & A:  New feature

We plan to build this page out with questions from you!  If you have a zero waste question, please submit it via email to info@zerowastewashington.org.  We will email you back and post the answer on this page.

How do I dispose of unused medications?

Answer coming soon! Please bear with us as we build this page.

Reuse, Repair and Share

We promote a culture of reuse, repair, repurpose and sharing at the community level. We promote sharing libraries (such as tool libraries), Fix-It Fairs and programs to reuse materials.

Remove Toxic Chemicals

We work to get toxic chemicals out of our products, especially those that cause contamination at end of use. Examples include Teflon chemicals — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — in food serviceware which contaminates compost and flame retardants in millions of sofas which will now require careful disposal.

Promote Redesign

We work to get toxic chemicals out of our products, especially those that cause contamination at end of use. Examples include Teflon chemicals — per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) — in food serviceware which contaminates compost and flame retardants in millions of sofas which will now require careful disposal.

Drive the Market and Reduce Contamination

We work to help drive the market for recyclable and compostable feedstocks and approaches that will reduce contamination in the recycling and composting streams.

Can I bring my own container to the grocery?

Answer coming soon! Please bear with us as we build this page

Promote Innovation

We promote innovation, especially for difficult items where policy or new techniques are needed. Examples include items that make up significant volumes in the landfill such as diapers, kitty litter, pet waste, and “flexible” packaging.

Can pet waste be composted?

Answer coming soon! Please bear with us as we build this page.