Working towards a world without waste through public education and practical application of Zero Waste principles.EPR meeting San Francisco March 2013

The Zero Waste International Alliance has been established to promote positive alternatives to landfill and incineration and to raise community awareness of the social and economic benefits to be gained when waste is regarded as a resource base upon which can be built both employment and business opportunity.

The simple technology and methods required to achieve Zero Waste exist in every community around the world. The Zero Waste International Alliance can connect you to leaders in the field who can provide your community with the models, the projects, the people and the means to help you develop Zero Waste as your ultimate goal.
Members can be individuals, NGOs, government agencies, institutions, Zero Waste Businesses, other commercial waste generators or Zero Waste service providers (e.g., reuse, recycling and composting businesses or NGOs).
The Zero Waste International Alliance will:
Initiate and facilitate research and information sharing for the promotion of Zero Waste
Build capacity to effectively implement Zero Waste
Set standards for the application of Zero Waste
The Zero Waste International Alliance operates at the international, national and local level and will involve all sectors of society.
Mission Statement
Working toward a world without waste through public education and practical application of Zero Waste principles.
Charter Principles
1. Convert waste to resources for the benefits of local production and the creation of a sustainable society.
2. Redesign products and methods of production to eliminate waste by mimicking natural processes and closed-loops
3. Resist incineration and land filling in order to promote innovation in resource conservation and methods of production
4. Collaborate with others with common interests worldwide

ZERO WASTE CANADA is the Canadian national affiliate to The Zero Waste International Alliance.