ZERO WASTE

We produce around 1.4 billion tons of waste per year. Where does this all go? We are used to “throwing things away” but the reality is that there is no “away”.

Large areas of land are being intended to the use of landfills, which are operating up to the limit of their absorption capacity due to the alarming amount of waste being disposed every day. In landfills, waste is buried and left there to be absorbed by nature.

Solving this matter is the key to guaranteeing a sustainable future. The solution is Zero Waste.

According to the definition by the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), Zero Waste is “a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use”.

Zero Waste means redefining what is “waste” so we consider these materials as resources instead of as disposables.

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July 22, 2015

4th International Zero Waste Youth Congress
 Tirana, Albania, November 18th to 21st, 2015

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