ZERO WASTE is the recycling of all materials back into nature or the marketplace in a manner that protects human health and the environment.


Lynn Landes
217 S. Jessup Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107     

Zero Waste America (ZWA) is a Internet-based environmental research organization specializing in the field of Zero Waste. We provide (through our website, primarily), information on associated legislative, legal, technical, environmental, health, and consumer issues.  

We also specialize in information on U.S. waste disposal issues, particularly the lack a federal 'waste management' plan, the use of 'disposal bans' to legally stop waste disposal and imports, the long-proposed federal Interstate Waste legislation, waste data collection methodology, and applicable federal case law. ZWA is an authority on the regulatory enforcement of the State Plan (waste management) provisions of The Solid Waste Disposal Act (otherwise known as The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - RCRA). 

ZWA is unconventional. We accept no money or advertising. ZWA has no membership, regular meetings, or conventional office holding. ZWA is not associated with any business or government. 

Lynn is the main chef in this kitchen, but she gets help from people from all over the world who work on Zero Waste and related matters. Special thanks goes to Joe Turner of the Raymond Proffitt Foundation, Larry Ladd, Anthony Mitchell, Dr. Paul and Ellen Connett, Dr. Peter Montegue, Dr. Fred Lee, Dr. John Hirzy, Dr. Bob Carton, and Darlene Sherrell. 

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