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‘It’s kind of gross but we can do it’: How a community learned to go zero waste

A pioneering city scheme is putting France’s ambitious waste-reduction policies into practice.

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How to build a zero-waste economy

These businesses say: reuse, refill, return.
'Zero waste' often doesn't actually mean zero. Not so in this Pittsburgh kitchen

'Zero waste' often doesn't actually mean zero. Not so in this Pittsburgh kitchen

The chef at this nonprofit kitchen can turn random deliveries—be it 40 commercial tubs of sour cream or half a cow’s worth of meat—into meals for the hungry.
Greece's islands are zero-waste laboratories

Greece's islands are zero-waste laboratories

Even as mainland Greece struggles to meet its recycling goals, its islands are turning sustainability into a science.
Kamikatsu, Japan’s zero-waste town, has lessons for a sustainable future

Kamikatsu, Japan’s zero-waste town, has lessons for a sustainable future

Tucked away in the mountains of Japan’s Shikoku island, a town of about 1,500 residents is on an ambitious path toward a zero-waste life.

The future of food shopping might be plastic-free

The future of food shopping might be plastic-free

A new partnership between the nation’s largest grocery chain and a reusable packaging company could be a sign that waste-reduction efforts are finally moving past the pandemic-induced plastics boom.
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