Zero Waste Hierarchy

The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) adopted the first ever Zero Waste Hierarchy of Highest and Best Uses at its Board of Directors meeting on March 20, 2013 as part of Zero Waste Week in Berkeley, CA.  Richard Anthony, President of ZWIA said, “The Zero Waste Hierarchy is a higher standard than the Pollution Prevention Hierarchy because it looks at the entire carbon life cycle of materials, as well as the embodied energy used to extract virgin resources, manufacture a product, and transport a product to market. Our National Affiliate in Canada for the ZWIA Zero Waste Business Program, Zero Waste Canada, was particularly concerned about how the Pollution Prevention Hierarchy is being used to promote incineration over landfilling. This Zero Waste Hierarchy prioritizes resource management activities that will move communities into a Zero Waste Circular Economy.”

Zero Waste Connection
10/07/2014 (1935 days ago)
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