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Certificate in Sustainable Resource Management

Introduction to Zero Waste (SRM05)

Zero Waste Businesses are leading the way to Zero Waste and have diverted over 90% of their waste from landfill and incineration. Zero Waste Communities have adopted Zero Waste goals and plans to implement those goals. This course provides an introduction to Zero Waste.

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
• Identify the 3 key components of the Definition of Zero Waste
• Identify the key drivers for businesses and communities to adopt Zero Waste
• Recite various cities around the world that have already adopted a Zero Waste goal
• Cite several examples of businesses that have already diverted over 90% of their materials from landfills and incinerators.

Instructor: Gary Liss
  • About this Course...
  • Supplemental Resources
  • Introduction to Zero Waste
  • Zero Waste Drivers
  • Zero Waste Benefits to Businesses
  • Zero Waste Businesses Leading the Way
  • Zero Waste Communities
  • Assignment: Introduction to Zero Waste
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed