Monthly Global Calls

ZWIA President Rick Anthony leads monthly calls on the third Friday of the month. The English language call is at 11am Pacific Standard Time followed by a Spanish call at 12pm PST. For call-in details, join our Announcements List.

World Clean Up Day, 2022

Let’s Do It World Annual Report, 2021 2019 Let’s Do It World Summary Video A goal that crosses borders and defies religious and cultural differences. World Cleanup Day is one of the biggest civic movements of our time, uniting 191 countries across the world for a cleaner planet. On that day volunteers and partners worldwide …

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Declaration of Zero Waste

Sign the Zero Waste Declaration

ZERO WASTE DECLARATION, Adopted by ZWIA in 10/26/20 We would like to persuade Organizations and individuals to sign on to the Declaration of Zero Waste. There are two buttons above that lead to the Zero Waste Declaration in both English and Spanish. Once you’ve read it, please feel free to sign the declaration!


Davos for me was always skate and ski record, Thomas Mann’s Magic Mountain, a community devoted exclusively to sickness but also a book that pulses with life in the midst of death. It took place in a sanatorium in the late 1800s when tuberculosis was at its worst.

Zero Waste Hierarchy - old version 2013

Zero Waste International Alliance adopts Zero Waste Hierarchy

The Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA) adopted the first ever Zero Waste Hierarchy of Highest and Best Uses at its Board of Directors meeting on March 20, 2013 as part of Zero Waste Week in Berkeley, CA.  Richard Anthony, President of ZWIA said, “The Zero Waste Hierarchy is a higher standard than the Pollution Prevention Hierarchy because …

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Case Study: Whole Foods

CONTACT:Stephanie Barger Founder & Executive Director,USZWBC 714-381-6400 cell phone Crystal Yamasaki Bennet Group,for Whole Foods Market808-753-7134 cell phone PRESS RELEASE: MONDAY MARCH 4, 2013 U.S. ZERO WASTE BUSINESS COUNCIL LAUNCHES FIRST U.S. THIRD-PARTY ZERO WASTE CERTIFICATION PROGRAM  Whole Foods Market Receives First Zero Waste Certificates