Zero Waste International Alliance

Zero Waste International Alliance (2002, San Diego; 65 international affiliate groups; 14 board members;

An international organization with many regional centers focused on the principles of reduce, reuse, and recycle. They do research and information sharing, capacity building through training, and standard setting through certification. Has established an extensive set of guidelines, policies, and processes, as well as Zero Waste Business Certification and Zero Waste Community Certification.


  • Convert wasting to managing resources for the benefits of local production and the creation of a sustainable society.
  • Redesign products and methods of production to eliminate waste by mimicking natural processes and closed-loops
  • Resist incineration and land filling in order to promote innovation in resource conservation and methods of production
  • Collaborate with others having common interests worldwide.

Leadership: Richard Anthony, chair


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