June 17, 2020

 Announcing the dates for our Summer Sustainability Series! Join us on June 30th from 11am – 12pm for our first episode on composting! At this family friendly event we will be talking about everything compost and how you can do it on your own!

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November 21, 2019

Please join Zero Waste Providence and Groundwork Rhode Island to support Providence's new city-wide plastic bag ban! We will be sewing donated fabric from Ocean State Job Lot to create one-of-a-kind cloth shopping bags that we will then be distributing to schools, libr...

October 18, 2019

Find ZWP Saturday, 10/19 at 9:00am in front of the Stop & Shop (Address: 333 W River St, Providence, RI 02904) for free reusable bags! We'll be there until we run out of bags! Remember, no more plastic bags as of October 22nd!

October 3, 2019

10/3/19 meeting overview: 


-Bag Bill goes into effect October 22nd!

-Find ZWP 10/19 from 9am-11am for a Reusable Bag Handout at Providence Stop & Shop

-Rhode Island Food Bank has kindly donated 450 bags for ZWP to help keep the bag swap supply! Thank you RI Food Bank...

October 2, 2019


September 20, 2019

Join the Global Climate Strike TODAY, September 20th!

10am at Burnside Park, 12pm at the RI State House!


September 12, 2019

9/12 meeting overview: 

-Bag Bill goes into effect October 22nd!

-Remember to check any of the Providence Libraries for ZWP Bag Swaps: take a bag, leave a bag!

-Keep a look out for upcoming bag handout dates and bag collection dates

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September 11, 2019

ZWP has been busy! Stop by our next meeting, 6:00pm on September 12th* at 498 Pine Street, to see how you can help!

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The “Reduction of Single-Use Checkout Bags by Retail Establishments” ordinance passed and will be underway this fall!

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