After much debate and discussion, we chose our Action Project topic this week – the Zero Waste Movement. According to the Ecocycle website: “Zero Waste is all about redesigning products and packaging for durability, reuse and recyclability. Instead of perpetuating our throw-away society, products would be designed using fewer material types that could be easily reused or repaired when they have outlived their usefulness. Zero Waste is a new way of looking at our waste stream. Instead of seeing used materials as garbage in need of disposal, discards are seen as valuable resources. A pile of “trash” represents jobs, financial opportunity, and raw material for new products.” The world has approximately 6.4 billion people living on the planet today. Zero waste is a sustainable solution for dealing with the waste we produce on this planet. If this is the case, why aren’t more people participating in the Zero Waste movement in their homes, businesses, and communities? If we have the technology to have Zero Waste on this planet, why is it not being widely adopted?