Zero Waste Concepts

Many institutions, towns, and governments have set high Zero Waste (ZW) targets, with many of them focusing explicitly on food waste. Perishable organic resources, such as food, present unique considerations and obstacles for Zero Waste, which was originally intended for the management of chemicals and other materials that can be held for long periods of time without changing form, and is based on ecological philosophy.

  • Track 1-1 Regulate disposal
  • Track 2-2 Recycle
  • Track 3-3 Reuse
  • Track 4-4 Manufactures design products for sustainability and take-back
  • Track 5-5 Reduce and conserve materials

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