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

Organizations and Individuals interested in joining ZWIA should:

  • Register to the website if you agree to the mission statement and charter principles
  • Join the Membership Listerv once you gain access to the website (look under the toolbar membership)

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). There are two public membership categories: organizational members and individual members. All are nonpaying, nonvoting members.