Communities Leading Zero Waste Organics Infrastructure

December 1, 2022 from 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Speaker: Breathe Free Detroit, EcoCycle, Stacy Savage

The Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives has developed case studies for building Zero Waste infrastructure under community guidance. This session shares short documentary videos from US-based organizations, with a discussion between representatives from each organization: Breathe Free Detroit, which is partnering with the city on piloting a community-based compost program as part of a campaign for a just transition to zero waste; Eco-Cycle (Boulder), which works to connect climate and composting via community education; and Stacy Savage (Austin, TX), a consultant supporting food-based businesses in their transition to Zero Waste. The conversation will cover specific, actionable topics, including how to navigate the gap between a city’s Zero Waste plan and its implementation, keeping organics management local to reduce carbon emissions and increase participation, and integrating Zero Waste practices into existing business structures. With the support of businesses and institutions, communities can make transformational change in their city’s waste management, transforming waste streams harmful to health and the environment into renewable resources that push for upstream change in waste policy.

  • Speakers
    • Breathe Free Detroit
    • EcoCycle
    • Stacy Savage, Zero Waste Strategies, LLC