Zero Waste Events

What is a Zero Waste Event?

Zero Waste Events (ZWE) aim to reduce, recycle, and compost as much waste as possible before, during, and after an event. UM-Dearborn follows common university standards that define zero waste events as those that divert 90% or more of the waste from the landfill. The remaining percentage that might be sent to landfill is considered acceptable because it discourages wish cycling, which is when non-recyclable items are incorrectly placed in the recycling stream.

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We don't need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.
Ann Marie Bonneau, Award-winning Zero Waste Chef and Author

How to host a Zero Waste Event at UM-Dearborn

All UM-Dearborn organizations are invited to host zero waste events. Plan ahead, and request to make your next event zero waste!

What goes where during Zero Waste Events?

Sustainability at UM-Dearborn

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