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Here we have a brand new forum all about reducing and eliminating waste from our lives.  Want to put the poor 'ol garbage man out of a job and stop feeding the landfill, this is the place to chat about it.  zero waste forum

If you see any old thread you think would fit well in this forum, please use the 'report' button to let the mods know.  Alternatively, you could use your PIE super powers to add the thread to this forum.

I'm curious, when you hear 'zero waste' what does it mean to you?  What does your zero waste lifestyle look like?
 
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To be zero waste a person or business must find resources to dispose of their waste.  They have waste but are finding people to take their trash and use it somewhere else. 

This thread has some information about a zero waste restaurant.  "To achieve the goal of zero waste, the restaurant runs on sustainable energy, with food coming minimally packaged from local farms. Virtually everything — from food scraps to spent frying oil — is reused or repurposed."

See Jocelyn's post regarding zero waste

 
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Thanks for the link.  I like her post so much, I'm going to quote it here.

Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Check out this restaurant that didn't take out the trash for 2 years! (Though they do compost paper.)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/28/zero-waste-restaurant_n_5215019.html

They can actually claim to be zero waste because the trash that they did accumulate over two years was taken by an artist to be upcycled into a sculpture.


 
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About a year ago ,I decided to raise meat rabbits again . I decided on Silver Fox, a threatened meat/ fur breed . I now have 3 breeding does and a buck and 5 hides and some meat in the freezer. 3 of the hides I sent to be naturally tanned the native way from Phill Mills of Mountain Man Ways in Alabama . They are so beautiful. I kept 2 that I am learning on .I still need to do the final step of smoking them. I know that fur hats are the warmest thing you can wear to keep your head warm. I plan to make a cloak, a hat and some slippers with the furs. If you are looking for a natural garment for cold weather making lacing out of the hide itself or sinue from the gut ,is the traditional way and uses no synthetics .  Sharon
 
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Might like William McDonough's 'Cradle to Cradle'.    "..In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are)..." from Amazon description.

And check out 'The Natural Step'... see wiki article for starters. 

Also, or maybe OT, consider Nassim Taleb's book "Fragility', where he presents (among other things) the utility of 'redundance'.  As in, capitalism has to consider two eyes 'redundant', and sells the services of the second eye for profit... until the second eye becomes priceless, with the loss of the first one.  Hmmm.....
 
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