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5 Reasons Why The Diversion Metric Does Not Measure Zero Waste

5 Reasons Why The Diversion Metric Does Not Measure Zero Waste

For the last few decades, international and US organizations have collectively understood the standard definition of “Zero Waste” to mean: “Achieving 90% diversion from landfills and incinerators.” The overwhelming majority of institutions that set a goal of achieving...
California Introduces Strongest Plastic Reduction Bills in the Country

California Introduces Strongest Plastic Reduction Bills in the Country

SB 54 and AB 1080 Explained The California Circular Economy and Plastic Pollution Reduction Act (SB 54 and AB 1080), was introduced last December by California Senator Allen and Assemblywoman Gonzalez to address the plastic waste crisis. It comes at a critical time, as plastic production is expected to increase by an estimated 40% in […]

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Post-Landfill Action Network Announces $240K Grant from Clif Bar Family Foundation

Post-Landfill Action Network Announces $240K Grant from Clif Bar Family Foundation

May 25, 2019 The Post-Landfill Action Network (PLAN) has been awarded a $240,000 grant, to be provided in annual payments over a 3-year period from the Clif Bar Family Foundation (CBFF). The funding commitment marks the final stage of an $800,000 capacity-building phase that PLAN has been raising since the announcement of their 5-year strategic […]

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College of the Atlantic Commits to Campus Wide Plastic Elimination Goal

College of the Atlantic Commits to Campus Wide Plastic Elimination Goal

Bar Harbor, ME. The College of the Atlantic is the first college campus in the country to sign onto the “Break Free From Plastic Campus Pledge” – a campus-wide commitment to eliminate all single-use disposable plastics. With COA’s President signing the pledge last week, COA has committed to “Break Free From Plastic” by 2025. This […]

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Points of Intervention Tour Reflections from Pope

As I settle back home, it’s inspiring to look back and reflect on what has been one hell of a journey!  We’ve been to thirteen schools, traveled 17,647 miles, talked to thousands of students about the intersecting environmental justice impacts of consumption, and spread the inspirational hope of the Zero Waste Movement.  For a full […]

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Chris’s Existential Intervention

I have a complicated relationship with the Points of Intervention framework. On the one hand, it is a theory of change that makes a ton of sense to me. I’ve always valued the unique knowledge that each individual’s lived experience brings to a movement space. On the other hand, I don’t truly feel that I’ve […]

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