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We work with Humboldt to reduce waste entering landfills year-round. The Zero Waste Director and Coordinator work directly with event hosts that have been application approved to help ensure minimal to zero waste at both on-campus and off-campus events. This process ensures that these events are considered "Green Event Certified" and certifications are awarded. We also help students say no to single-use plastic bottles through maintaining two hydration stations on campus and supplying hydration stations for events.

How To Grocery Shop Zero Waste

How To Grocery Shop Zero Waste

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What is Zero Waste?

In 2017, the United States sent over 37 million tons of municipal waste to landfills. WRRAP initiated the zero waste branch to bring awareness to the Humboldt community and the concerning fact that we are using more resources than can be replenished. 

  • Zero Waste is the idea that we can reduce, reuse, recycle and redesign our consumer culture to a degree that minimizes and eliminates the waste we send to the landfill.
  • When these resources are used at a pace that is faster than the earth can replenish them then we enter the dilemma of an unsustainable society with declining resources. 
  • To combat consumer consumption in a world of finite resources, WRRAP's efforts at Humboldt are to bring awareness of this zero waste initiative.
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