Make Zero Waste a Reality

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Join us on the mission taking on the global waste crisis. From extraction through disposal waste has massive human and ecological costs. Our community is working to build the alternatives.

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We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit with GuideStar certification.

Questions? Feel free to reach us at, or call 734-834-9339.


Zero waste is a new way of thinking about the environment and the economy.

Our educational programs and content help people connect the dots between their actions, larger systems, and our planet. We focus heavily on providing tangible actions that people can take so people feel empowered instead of overwhelmed.

This year we’ll develop a student challenge and improve our systems for continued learning.


The movement for zero waste is broad and there are tons of great people working on solutions.

ZeroWaste.Org supports people, orgs, and businesses doing great work by providing organizing resources, web services, and putting on events like the Trash Talk Tour and Summer Fest Extravaganza that celebrate all the different ways people are working towards zero waste.


We can’t solve everything on our own! We need strong public policy to back our initiatives, provide basic services,  and to shape norms around waste.

We work closely with city governments to push for policy solutions like universal composting.

This year we’re targeting state level policies like Extended Producer Responsibility that offer systemic solutions and hold corporations accountable.

Frequently Asked Questions…

ZeroWaste.Org ( officially Live Zero Waste Inc) is a 501(c)3 registered in the state of Michigan. If you have further questions please feel free to reach out to

Yes! ZeroWaste.Org (Live Zero Waste Inc) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit. We’ll send you a donation receipt for your records and you can claim the donation on your taxes.

We use donated funds to pay for things like keeping our website online, building out resources for individuals and businesses, and outreach initiatives to spread the word about zero waste. We’re also looking for opportunities to further expand our operation; if you are interested in making a major gift please reach out to

We work to support individuals, organizations, and cities on their journey to zero waste. By supporting us, you’re helping create a sea change in how our culture thinks about and consumes resources.

We’re incorporated as “Live Zero Waste Inc.” that should work better.