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Here you can learn more about Zero Waste and how you can be a part of making Aruba more sustainable by becoming Zero Waste.

What is Zero Waste?

We currently live in a linear economy where we take resources from the earth as they are infinite and when we are done using them  they end up in a landfill where we bury or burn them destroying their value, if they don’t end up in the ocean polluting our waters and killing marine life.

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CONSTRUCTING A GREEN CIRCULAR SOCIETY


The goal of zero waste is to redefine and move to a circular economy where we take as little as possible new resources and produce ideally zero waste. The circular economy mimics nature in that there is no waste. So instead of discarding resources, we create a system where all resources can be resumed fully back into the system. Zero waste is more an ideal than a hard target.

About

As Zero Waste Aruba we aim to raise public awareness on the island about the impact that waste has on our environment and the importance of waste reduction and waste management in all aspects of life. More specifically our focus will be on making the waste problems known, motivate sustainable change of behavior and actively support the involvement of the concerned parties.

In cities – The goal is to continuously reduce waste generation and improve waste management systems. Aruba’s waste management systems still have a long way to go to mainstream Zero Waste and our mission is to questions the decisions and demand more sustainable solutions.

In business – Waste is the result of a system inefficiency. Not only waste symbolises bad design but it also costs businesses money.  We want to support businesses on the island in making the necessary changes to move towards a circular economy.

In lifestyle –  Many people think that as individuals they don’t have the power to change anything but the truth is that as a consumers we have a lot of power every time we buy something we are casting a vote, every decision we make every day from the moment we wake up till the moment we go to bed is either destroying or saving the planet. We want to teach individuals that a  zero waste lifestyle can help us to reduce costs, eat healthier, live smarter and reduce our environmental footprint.We want to teach them to shop consciously,separate their waste at home, ditching plastic, amongst other things.

Contact

If you would like to contact us you can send us an email : zerowastearuba@gmail.com