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International Zero Waste Week

International Zero Waste Week (ZWW) is the brainchild of the Northern California Recycling Association (NCRA) and the Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA). Assisted by Zero Waste USA aka GrassRoots Recycling Network (GRRN), these groups are now seeking sponsors as well as participants. Sponsorships support event expenses, speaker travel, student scholarships and the year-round activities. See the current list and logos at

The centerpiece of Zero Waste Week is the Recycling Update featuring NCRA’s very popular annual Recycling Update and every few years ZWIA’s Zero Waste International Dialog. Four hundred professionals, local elected officials, advocates and members of the media take part in this special event and hundreds more take tours and participate in special activities.

Held in Berkeley, CA in mi-March the Recycling Update provides innovative and practical solutions to reduce waste and move toward high diversion and Zero Waste. International case studies will be highlighted, as well as the work of North American communities and agencies on the cutting edge of sustainable materials management.

Visit the NCRA and GRRN websites for details.Potential sponsors should, review the Sponsorship page at

Previous Program:
Sunday, March 17 - Bay Area Zero Waste Youth Convergence
Monday, March 18 – San Francisco Zero Waste Tours and Reception at Fisherman's Wharf Zero Waste Zone
Tuesday, March 19 – NCRA Recycling Update
Wednesday, March 20 – Zero Waste International Dialog
Thursday, March 21 – Zero Waste Certification Meeting at Oakland City Hall
Friday, March 22 – East Bay Zero Waste Tours and Reception at Urban Ore EcoPark
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