January 21, 2019

ZWP Meeting was cancelled today due to winter weather

January 14, 2019

If you work in the restaurant industry and want to learn about your businesses’ composting options in Providence come spend an hour with us, meet with multiple compost haulers and connect to a network of other restaurants trying to do the same thing.

January 7, 2019

ZWP established some 2019 composting goals:

1) Encourage 100 restaurants to continue or begin to compost

2) 5 neighborhood composting sites setup for regular use

Other notes:

Reminder to check in on the library swap bins. If you see empty bins, please take notes so we can...

December 17, 2018

Bag Bill - Still waiting for Finance Committee to hold a hearing

Reusable Bags - ZWP to work with Groundworks RI to submit grant to RI Foundation for bags. Blue wrap vs. other bags discussed

Compost - new neighborhood sites and logistics discussed

December 4, 2018

This week at our bi-monthly ZWP meeting we discussed:

Purchasing Reusable Tote Bags - ZWP is working to purchase resuable tote bags to distribute to Providence residents in anticipation of the Bag Bill passing. Groudworks RI and  Lifespan RI have generously set aside fu...

November 5, 2018

This week at our bi-monthly ZWP meeting we discussed:

Bag Bill - reaching out to City Council Nov, 15, 2018 to ask that Single-use Plastic Bag Reduction Bill move forward. Have a hearing, then pass this bill!

Purchasing Reusable Tote Bags - ZWP is working to purchase res...

September 1, 2018

Environmental Impacts of Plastic Bags

  • Based on US EPA 2012 numbers, roughly 13 billion HDPE single-use plastic bags were generated annually in California.[i] Using the CalRecycle 2009 recycling rate of 3%[ii], 390 million bags are recycled while 12.6 billion bags en...

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