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Waste Reduction Week 2021

Waste Reduction Week 2021

November 5, 2021

Have you waited for a day to kick back and celebrate all the recycling you…

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Abandoned Vehicles a Yukon Tradition!

Abandoned Vehicles a Yukon Tradition!

October 6, 2021

Ahh, the Yukon! A space of boundless nature and mighty, human-built monuments – like my abandoned…

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What Can I Do About Plastic Waste?

What Can I Do About Plastic Waste?

August 4, 2021

Summer has finally arrived in the Yukon, along with an oppressive heat wave and the ever-looming…

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April WhatsUpYukon Article!

April WhatsUpYukon Article!

July 6, 2021

Check out our April contribution to WhatsUpYukon! This article is a fun review of the…

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Our latest zero hero

Firebean Coffee Roasters

Firebean Coffee Roasters

If you enjoy local coffee, then you probably know Firebean Coffee Roasters. The small-batch Yukon…

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Waste Reduction Week 2021

Waste Reduction Week 2021

November 5, 2021

Have you waited for a day to kick back and celebrate all the recycling you…

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About Us

Zero Waste Yukon is a loose-knit collaborative effort dedicated to helping Yukon communities reach Zero Waste. We provide education about waste reduction as well as tools and strategies for change.

We work to inspire change through advocacy, events, and support of Zero Waste initiatives in the Yukon Territory.

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What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use.

We accept the peer-reviewed definition of Zero Waste as defined by the Zero Waste International Alliance:

Zero Waste is “the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health.”

 

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