Zero Waste DC is an interagency initiative aimed at providing resources (e.g., guides, interactive tools, etc.) to help residents, businesses, district staff, and schools move toward zero waste. DC defines zero waste as the diversion of 80 percent or more of waste generated by the city, acknowledging that some materials are not recoverable or will be sent to landfills or waste-to-energy facilities. Together, DC government agencies can work to implement cost-effective strategies for converting waste to resources, improving human and environmental health, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating inclusive economic opportunity, and conserving natural resources.
How was the Project Started?
The project was started by the Interagency Waste Reduction Working Group, a coalition of DC agency stakeholders including the DC Department of Energy and Environment. The Group is charged with creating a path to zero waste for DC by shaping the implementation of waste programs, providing feedback and support for waste diversion operations, designing and developing cohesive waste diversion education and outreach materials, and supporting the continued evolution of the District’s waste diversion policies.
When was the Project Started?
When was the Project Completed, or is it Ongoing?
What are the Results to Date?
What are the Resources Needed, including Time, Cost, Etc.?