In the United States, many of us have the luxury of being disconnected from our waste. Our system of trucking it to landfills, incinerating it and shipping it – sometimes overseas – perpetuates our belief in a mythical land called “away.” Our food is often processed and packaged in the name of convenience, sacrificing our health and compounding the waste problem.
We can’t continue down the same path; the stakes are far too high. Our health is declining and industrial farming practices are depleting our soil. We believe that the best way to break the cycle is to empower everyone to identify problems, design solutions and implement programs that work to reduce waste.