At UVM, reducing and reusing waste is a community effort. Many university stakeholders and community organizations offer programs and resources that help us to reduce, reuse and repair.

What is Zero Waste? Zero Waste is is a goal that is ethical, economical, efficient and visionary, to guide people in changing their lifestyles and practices to emulate sustainable natural cycles, where all discarded materials are designed to become resources for others to use. Zero Waste means designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, conserve and recover all resources, and not burn or bury them. Implementing Zero Waste will eliminate all discharges to land, water or air that are a threat to planetary, human, animal or planet health.

Learn more in this infographic about Our Road to Zero Waste.


Repair and DIY Resources