Defining Zero Waste/Zero Landfill

Achieving Zero Waste or Zero Landfill has become a goal for many corporations, businesses and schools, but various definitions are used for these terms.

Project Goals:

  • Examine how Zero Waste and Zero Landfill are defined by the U.S. EPA, individual states and other environmental organizations
  • Use available data to derive a standardized definition for these terms
  • Develop an inventory of Zero Waste goal and policies

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