Information for the Fight
Against Trash
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WasteZero Trash Metering

General fact sheet describing WasteZero’s primary method of pay-as-you-throw (PAYT):  Bag-based Trash Metering

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WasteZero PAYT Results

Fact sheet outlining the results demonstrated by WasteZero-designed pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) municipal waste reduction programs

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Custom Plastic Bags

Fact sheet outlining WasteZero’s offerings in customized, specialized plastic bags.  Bags are made from linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE).  Special features can include printing, custom colors, special closure mechanisms (such as drawstring), compostable plastic (if desired), and recycled content.

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Certified Compostable Bags

Fact sheet on WasteZero’s ENVIRO-BAG ASTM D6400 certified compostable plastic bags

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Seriously, Is This The Best We Can Do?

This article in the Winter 2015 issue of Commonwealth Magazine takes a look at the trash problem in MA, and some solutions to it.

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AMERIPEN Study on Recovery of Used Packaging

A 2013 study by AMERIPEN, the American Institute for Packaging and the Environment, took a close look at all the different methods that local, state, and federal governments use to reduce waste and increase recycling.  They analyzed techniques used across the US, Canada, Australia, and Europe.  AMERIPEN assessed a wide range of techniques, including pay-as-you-throw…

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WasteZero Pay-as-You-Throw and Automated Collection

This video explains the mechanics of how WasteZero’s pay-as-you-throw programs can work in cities and towns with automated garbage collection.

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Cutting Trash in Half: How New Hampshire Towns and Cities Can Secure Their Financial Future with Pay-as-You-Throw

In an article in New Hampshire Town and City, the magazine of the New Hampshire Municipal Association, WasteZero Board Chair John Campbell and former Somersworth NH Mayor George Bald detail the benefits of pay-as-you-throw for New Hampshire communities and others around the country.

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The Financial Power of Pay-as-You-Throw

This presentation by former Worcester, Mass., Public Works head Bob Moylan and WasteZero president Mark Dancy lays out the ways that pay-as-you-throw is more than just a waste reduction program, but also a financial powerhouse for cities and towns.

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Toward a Common Denominator

In a MSW Management guest column, WasteZero President Mark Dancy suggests that current zero-waste efforts are hampered by the lack of a clear and consistent measurement for waste reduction, and he argues for using pounds per capita disposed as the standard.

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