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Zero Waste Capital District

Zero Waste Capital District is a coalition of several local non-profits and scores of individuals dedicated to increasing consumer consciousness about the need to reduce the amount of waste we produce.  We provide educational materials and mentoring, with a focus on proper recycling, food scraps composting and avoiding/refusing single use plastics.  We help create the infrastructure and legislative support needed in our communities to divert waste from landfills and incinerators/kilns.  We understand the connection between waste and climate change, and we are particularly concerned about the burden of waste on our most vulnerable residents. 

Our member groups include: PAUSE/350.org, League of Women Voters of Albany County, Sierra Club Hudson-Mohawk Group, Save the Pine Bush, Solidarity Committee of the Capital District, Friends of Tivoli Preserve and Farm, Green Sanctuary-First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, Capital Region Earth Day and CRICCC- Capital Region Interfaith Creation Care Coalition.  We welcome new members – groups and individuals. 

Members of ZWCD also serve as the Zero Waste Education Subcommittee of the Albany City Sustainability Advisory Committee.