Zero Waste Yukon

 

Zero Waste Yukon is a not for profit organization created to increase awareness and action in Yukon communities around consumption and disposal of resources. It is a community initiative spearheaded by Raven Recycling, with many stakeholders working together towards Zero Waste goals.

Since 2014, Zero Waste Yukon has been working to inspire change through public education, engagement, events, and support of Zero Waste initiatives in the Yukon Territory.

 

Visit www.zerowasteyukon.ca to learn more!

 

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a goal which strives for the sustainable use of materials through thoughtful design, reduced consumption, and increased recovery of resources.

 

From the Zero Waste International Alliance (2018):

“Zero Waste is the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products, packaging, and materials without burning, and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health

 

The Zero Waste Hierarchy

 

 

 

Why pursue Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a local solution to some of our most pressing environmental, economic and social issues.

Zero Waste systems reduce natural resource depletion, conserve energy, mitigate climate change, reduce waster usage, prevent pollution and toxins creation, stop ecosystem destruction and strengthen the local economy.

 

Visit www.zerowasteyukon.ca to learn more!

 

 

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Funding Opportunities

The Yukon Environmental Training Fund supports training, retraining, upgrading and improving of skills for those working with Yukon environmental groups or on environmental issues and activities in Yukon.