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Upstream was founded in 2003 as a public-interest, non-profit organization by a group of Zero Waste activists in the US and Canada. While working together in the 1990s, these leaders felt too many environmental groups were only focused on “downstream” or “end of pipe” solutions like recycling and composting. But they knew we can’t recycle … Read more

Illinois Recycling Foundation

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The Illinois Recycling Association (IRA), a not-for-profit organization, was formed in 1980 as the Illinois Association of Recycling Centers. The name was changed to IRA in 1990. In 2020, the Association successfully split into two united but separate organizations to better address members’ needs: The Illinois Recycling Association remains the 501(c)6 legislative division, working on … Read more

Upcyclers Network

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Upcyclers Network is to amplify the impact of businesses and organizations that transform recycled, recovered, and discarded material into value added products and materials. This UPcycler industry drives the market PULL that is integral to the health of and continued investment in our resource recovery infrastructure and lays the foundation for the circular production model … Read more


GreenEducation.US offers Certification, classes and webinars in Sustainable Resource Management. With so many changes happening in legislation, processes, and technology, we adopted a Zero Waste way to connect professionals and provide professional training. GreenEducation.US is the perfect solution for those who are new to the field as well as seasoned professionals looking to grow into … Read more

SCS Engineers

SCS Engineers’ primary practice, representing the majority of our experience and diversification, is waste management. This includes environmental and resource economics, monitoring and assessment, and policy and management. SCS Engineers is waste management engineering proud to be one of the nation’s top environmental consulting and construction firms, delivering sustainable solutions that balance today’s financial, environmental, … Read more

Community Bikes

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A Sonoma County, California community-based bike upcycling program that makes fossil fuel-free transport accessible to all. In March 2022, Transition US and Community Bikes will be offering a four-part series on starting a reuse and repair training program like this in your community. Community Bikes is a project of Zero Waste Action – Sonoma County. … Read more

Zero Waste Associates

Zero Waste Associates – Global Leaders in Zero Waste Zero Waste Associates (ZWA) is a DBA partnership formed between Richard Anthony Associates (RAA) and Gary Liss & Associates (GLA). RAA and GLA have developed or contributed to the majority of Zero Waste community plans produced in the United States today. In fact, we have worked … Read more

Northern California Recycling Association

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NCRA is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization founded in 1978 to promote environmentally sound discards management. Our 300 plus members are individuals engaged in state and local Zero Waste initiatives. We provide communities, industry leaders, employees, students, job-seekers and activists the opportunity to collaborate in evolving Zero Waste education and advocacy. Everyone is invited to support … Read more