Zero Waste is a way of life that takes waste materials and turns them into resources. Waste is a modern problem created by using materials that do not biodegrade. Ancient cultures lived waste-free because everything they used came from nature and was cycled back into the natural system.
My Island. My Community. My Planet.
Zero Waste Guam is a program that will develop the island’s resiliency, protect its natural beauty, preserve resources for future generations, create jobs, and save community tax dollars by doing the following:
• Establishing resource conservation and recovery systems.
• Developing environmental education and awareness programs.
• Building a sustainable local economy to include green jobs.
A Zero-Waste Lifestyle
Zero Waste Guam will significantly reduce discharges to land, water, and air that are a threat to the earth, island life, and future generations. Through Zero Waste, the people of Guam will live more in harmony with the idea that, as stated on the Guam EPA website, “All Living Things of the Earth are One.Manunu Todu I Manlala`la`.