Standards

The following four 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:

1.   Zero Waste Definition, 2004 updated 2009
2.   Zero Waste Business Principles, 2005
3.   Zero Waste Community Principles, 2009
4.   Zero Waste Hierarchy, 2014

Please send comments or suggestions for changes to gary@garyliss.com.

Policies

What Does Zero Waste Mean? Zero is Zero, 2015

ZWIA Zero Landfill is Not Zero Waste Policy, 2015