Zero Waste Western

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About Us

Zero Waste Western is a program through the AS Recycle Center that collaborates with the WWU community to provide responsible waste sorting education and implement facility changes to reduce waste. The team conducts waste audits on university garbage, recycling, and compost systems to increase awareness of the environmental, social, and economic impacts of waste. Zero Waste Western educates community members through presentations, social media, and workshops.

Our Data

Zero Waste Western conducts waste audits of on campus recycling and waste disposal stations. This allows us to better analyze the rate of contamination and wrongly sorted material. This also helps us identify the most common sorting mistakes and plan educational campaigns to minimize our waste on campus.

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Zero Waste Coordinators

Ethan Granat & Emma McGreevy

Emma, Kait (2021-2023 zero waste coordinator), and Ethan smiling after clothing swap and repair event.
Ethan and Kait at WOHESC
Sewing at the Clothing Swap and Repair Fair
Kait sitting on the edge of a dumpster pulling out a bag of trash with her feet for a waste audit.
Three people sorting a bag of trash for a waste audit at the AS Recycle Center.
E-waste, battery, and book recycling containers.
Previous zero waste coordinators hanging waste sorting signs in Zoe's Market
Students holding reusable cups/water bottles and punch cards for the coffee cup challenge.