Solutions in Zero Waste

Sending nothing to landfill is a foreseeable future

Imagine a world in which nothing goes to landfills or to incinerators. We think it is achievable, and SF Environment is doing everything we can to make it happen.

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Using less, buying less, and reusing helps conserve precious resources and minimize waste.
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Waste happens before you take it home - in the production, manufacturing, and transportation of materials and the final product. Help San Francisco achieve zero waste by refusing what you don’t need, reducing what you consume, and reusing what you...
Avoid the confusion by opting for reusables instead! If you decide to use one time use food ware, follow these tips.
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Shredded paper is difficult to recycle, so please only shred documents that need to be shredded.
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Now that many residents are bringing their own bags to the grocery store, they no longer have extra bags on hand for their household bins. Here are some tips for alternatives to using single-use bags as liners.
Tissue paper should always be composted. Tissue paper is usually made out of recycled paper, therefore the fibers are already shortened to the point where it cannot be recycled again. If possible, try to avoid purchasing shiny wrapping paper as...
Checkout Bags Definitions and Labeling Requirements
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Check here to see if a laptop, desktop or monitor is registered in EPEAT, the global registry for greener electronics. EPEAT, short for Electronics Products Environmental Assessment Tool, is an ecolabel that covers environmental issues including...
Garden for the Environment is a local non-profit organization offering free classes on home composting systems!