The following 3 documents are the only peer-reviewed, internationally accepted definition and principles describing what Zero Waste means and measures to evaluate its success. These were developed to guide businesses, institutions, communities and individuals on how to pursue Zero Waste successfully.

These are living documents and will change over time.

These documents are as follows:

1.   Zero Waste Definition
2.   Zero Waste Business Principles
3.   Zero Waste Community Principles
4.   Zero Waste Hierarchy

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