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Family Winter Gear Swap!

Family Winter Gear Swap!

January 7, 2020

Zero Waste Yukon is co-hosting a winter gear swap with the Yukon Literacy Coalition on…

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7th Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale + Repair Café

7th Annual Indoor Community Garage Sale + Repair Café

December 5, 2019

Registration is now open for the 2020 Indoor Community Garage Sale and Repair Café!  …

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Create Memories, Not Garbage

Create Memories, Not Garbage

November 29, 2019

Create Memories, Not Garbage   Once again we’re counting down the days with our Zero…

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Zero Waste Focus Group

Zero Waste Focus Group

November 4, 2019

Are you interested in addressing your waste footprint? Want to share your ideas about waste…

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Our latest zero hero

Clayton Peacock

Clayton Peacock

Clay Peacock in front of a pile of cured compost, ready for use. (Photo: Zero…

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Zero Waste Blog

Will that be next season’s landfill contribution?

Will that be next season’s landfill contribution?

December 9, 2019

Guest post by Lillian Nakamura Maguire – Printed in the Whitehorse Star December 6, 2019…

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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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