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Worthington School’s Pilot Program Targets Zero-Waste Cafeteria

by Deena Kloss Back to school means back to packing and buying school lunches for millions of students and their parents. It also means dumpsters filling with uneaten food, milk cartons, plastic packaging and lunch trays. According to, the typical American school kid generates 67 pounds of discarded lunch waste per school year. That is more than 18,000 pounds ... Read More »

Nelsonville Music Festival Approached Zero Waste At This Year’s Event

The Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI), a program facilitated by sustainability and social justice organization, Rural Action, brought together over 170 volunteers and concert attendees to help the four-day Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) close in on their goal of being 90% or greater zero waste, a process in which all refuse material is able to be diverted from landfills ... Read More »

Community Spotlight: Eartha Limited

Diverting Food Waste from Landfills by Deena Kloss Until recently, it wasn’t easy to recycle in Columbus. Instead, most waste was sent to landfills, aluminum was considered garbage, and the concept of collecting food scraps was limited to massive scale food prep operations that transported scraps to factory farms to be used as cheap animal feed. Today, the topic of ... Read More »

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