What is zero waste? How are waste and warming connected? And why do we
need better solutions than incinerators? Get the facts on the pages in
Here are a few facts to get you started:
- Zero waste means reducing what we trash in landfills and incinerators to zero.
- Our constant
trashing of things like paper and plastic bottles drives a wasteful
cycle that is cooking our planet.
- Incinerators emit more greenhouse gases per
unit of electricity generated than coal-fired power plants. And landfills are the largest human-made source
of methane - a global warming gas 25 times more potent than
- Climate changeóthe most pressing issue of our timeódemands that we
put an end to the wasteful systems that have gotten us into this mess
in the first place.