Illinois Zero Waste Association

The Illinois Zero Waste Association (IZWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and implementing sustainable waste management practices throughout the state of Illinois. By educating the public, government officials, and businesses about the benefits of zero waste, IZWA hopes to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators, and create a more sustainable future for Illinois. Join IZWA and become a part of the solution to reduce waste and promote sustainable living.

 

 

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“The Illinois Zero Waste Association is leading the charge towards a cleaner, more sustainable future for our state, one community at a time.”

The Illinois Zero Waste Association (IZWA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and implementing sustainable waste management practices throughout the state of Illinois. Some of the key initiatives that IZWA is working on include promoting the use of reusable packaging, such as cloth bags and containers, as an alternative to single-use packaging. This can help to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and reduce the environmental impacts of packaging production, IZWA also works on educating the public, government officials, and businesses about the benefits of zero waste, and create a more sustainable future for Illinois by implementing Zero waste policies, promoting composting and recycling, and supporting the development of green infrastructure, and more. Join IZWA and become a part of the solution to reduce waste and promote sustainable living.

 

    Zero Waste Mission 

    The mission of the Illinois Zero Waste Association (IZWA) is to promote sustainable waste management practices throughout the state of Illinois by educating the public, government officials, and businesses about the benefits of zero waste. Our goal is to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills and incinerators and create a more sustainable future for Illinois through zero waste policies, composting and recycling, green infrastructure, and other sustainable waste management practices. We strive to engage and empower communities to take action towards sustainable waste management and promote a circular economy through the reduction, reuse and recycling of resources.

    Our Vision

    The vision of the Illinois Zero Waste Association (IZWA) is to create a waste-free Illinois where resources are valued, and their end-of-life is designed as part of a circular economy. Our vision is to see a future where waste is minimized, and the remaining waste is managed in a sustainable and responsible manner, where landfills and incinerators are no longer necessary and where communities thrive with clean air, water, and soil. We strive to create a society where the consumption of natural resources is reduced and the use of renewable resources is maximized, where businesses and individuals take responsibility for their consumption, and where the health and well-being of all living things is protected. 

    Who Can Help?

    The Illinois Zero Waste Association (IZWA) welcomes the participation and support of businesses, individuals, schools, and students in our efforts to promote sustainable waste management practices throughout the state of Illinois.

     

    Businesses can help by implementing sustainable waste management practices in their operations, such as reducing packaging and switching to reusable containers, composting food waste, supporting zero waste policies, and educating their employees and customers about the importance of waste reduction.

     

    Individuals can help by practicing sustainable waste management in their own homes, such as reducing consumption, composting food scraps, and recycling.

     

    Schools and students can help by educating their peers and community members about the importance of sustainable waste management, and by implementing sustainable waste management practices in their schools. Together, we can create a waste-free Illinois and a more sustainable future for all.

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