IDEAS For Us | April 18, 2014

“Trash on Your Back” Strives to Create a Zero Waste World

What is “Trash on Your Back”?

A fun, high visibility 5-day campaign driving awareness and education on our own personal trash impact. Carry the Trash on Your Back wherever you go and feel just how much trash you really produce. Enable us to create a zero waste nation and globe.


Zero Waste Defined

“Zero Waste 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 plant health.”

— Zero Waste International Alliance

IDEAS leaders from across the globe have participated in “Trash on Your Back” in previous years and look forward to uniting once again to campaign for zero waste!

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When: Take the Trash On Your Back 5-Day Challenge on Earth Day Week: Mon-Fri, April 21st–25th, 2014 or anytime during the year! Just e-mail us at [email protected] and we will come and see you and your organization. What’s your trash impact?

Where: All around the world – We are all in this together.


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