Tag Archives: zero waste

Popularity of plastic takes toll on oceans, puts human health at risk

Our love affair with plastic—from water bottles, shopping bags, and drinking straws, to consumer product packaging—is taking a toll on the world’s oceans, and damaging the health of people, marine birds, and animals. The filmmakers and scientists behind a new documentary exploring this problem recently joined Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health community members for a film screening and panel discussion. Experts offered solutions for policymakers, as well as steps ordinary citizens can take to reduce plastic pollution.

Story image for "certified zero waste" from Chicago Tribune

Composting site sets sights on zero waste goal

Chicago TribuneAug 22, 2016
“Our goal is to get as many (participants) as possible certified zero waste,” Minear said. Additional programs will roll over the next five years that …