Zero Waste Alliance

Zero Waste Alliance (2012; Portland, OR; 4 staff, zerowaste.org)

Nonprofit using corporate consulting, industry working groups, and research to reduce waste in industry and the community. Slogan is “Creating a Prosperous and Inclusive Future Without Waste.” They concentrate on:

  • efficient materials use,
  • recycling and reuse,
  • emissions reductions
  • changes in housing construction

Studies and programs include:

  • Zero Waste Business Network
  • ResourceFULL Use (business network for reuse of materials)
  • Partnership with Oceans Recovery Alliance on plastics use
  • Zero Waste Districts for recycling and reuse
  • Emissions reduction

Publications: Website has a News page with a regular calendar of events and a number of linked local resources.

Leadership: Jay Coalson, executive director

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